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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

More than a week after election night, some local gun shops are seeing a boost in sales with the passage of I-594.  In the last week, several store owners say handguns are in high demand, and their customers want to buy them before the measure goes into effect.

Since the measure passed, customers have flooded stores like All American Arms in Spokane Valley.

Store Owner Terry Rogers says he's seen a 25 percent increase in sales in the last week. Rogers says I-594 has been good for business, but not for all of his customers.

"In this situation, from what we understand now, a widow would have approximately 60 days to either transfer them out of her name or into her name after the death of her husband or she could have a felony charge for each fire arm. How could we do that to a senior lady, especially a widow. It just doesn't make any sense," Rogers said.

The measure goes into effect December 4.

Thousands of gun rights activists are planning to go to the state capitol and rally against I-594 December 13.

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