At first, many in Olympia may have sneered at this effort, but now it appears people are taking it seriously.

Former 4th. District Congressional Candidate Gavin Seim has organized an anti-I-594 rally which will take place Saturday, December 13th. at  11am at the state Capitol.

Starting on Facebook, the effort has spread, and in the first 72 hours, over 5,000 people  indicated on the social media site they will be attending.  The rally is to protest the passing of Initiative 594, which mandates universal back round checks for all gun sales, including private.  It also contains pages of regulations which have resulted in widespread confusion among gun owners, and non-gun owners alike.

Many gun owners have posted on social media they get the impression from the language of the bill that if they take their children hunting, or are are a shooting range, or even in their home and allow those people to even hold their firearm, they've committed an "illegal" transfer of a weapon.

Others question how the state will be able to oversee "private" gun sales, between two individuals.  Or, how does this law affect wills - where people leave their guns to their children or relatives when they die.

The rally is designed to be a peaceful demonstration where the law will be broken.  As Seim's website said on Wednesday:

On Dec 13th we will hold our first rally at the capital, openly exchange guns, unveil and plan to break apart the entire legislation and violate i594 in every possible way. Because ALL law that violates the Constitution is not law, it is VOID!

A number of guest speakers, some civic and other leaders will also be attending and will address the attendees. Seim, according to his website, has been utilizing numerous media avenues to get the word out, as he and supporters fear Facebook may shut down their page.

The rally has gathered enough support and attention, the Associate Press did a story about it Wednesday.



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