Hundreds Protest I-594 at Olympia Gun-Rights Rally

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The best man in a wedding party, who all declined to be identified, stands near the bride and groom as he holds an AR-10 rifle he was handed while the party was having their pre-wedding portraits taken on the steps of the capitol before a rally nearby by gun-rights advocates to protest a new expanded gun background check law in Washington state Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The wedding party was not part of the protest, but posed for pictures with it after being handed it by gun activist Brandon Lyons, who said “we’ve all just broken the law”, by handing the gun over. Saturday’s protest was called the “I Will Not Comply” rally, and those attending said they will openly exchange firearms in opposition to the state’s new voter-approved universal background check law, Initiative 594. The law, which took effect on December 4, requires background checks on all sales and transfers, including private transactions and many loans and gifts. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

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Jack Thompson (carrying rifle) of Yacolt, Washington, who says he bought his rifle in defiance of state Initiative 594, applauds as gun rights advocates rally at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. Initiative 594, which requires background checks for all gun purchases in Washington state, was voted into law last month, making the state the first in the country to close the so-called gun-show loophole through popular vote. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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Douglas MacPhail Reynolds (L) and Chris Williams smoke cigars as gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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A man carries a flag from the American Revolution as gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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A man carries a sign as gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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A Washington State Militia member poses for a photo as gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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A man carries a flag from the American Revolution as gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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People line up to sign a “declaration of affirmation” as gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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Gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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Chris Williams of Oak Harbor, Washington holds a firearm as he attends a rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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Gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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Event organizer Gavin Seim (L) poses for photos as gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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The best man in a wedding party, who all declined to be identified, holds an AR-10 rifle he was handed while the party was having their pre-wedding portraits taken on the steps of the capitol before a rally nearby by gun-rights advocates to protest a new expanded gun background check law in Washington state Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

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People carry their firearms as gun rights advocates rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington December 13, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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