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Washington's new gun "background check" law went into effect Thursday.  Initiative 594 was approved by voters last month, expanding background checks to all gun sales.

Managers of the Lewis Clark Trade said they had dozens of vendors cancel because they're confused over what measure 594 means for them.

"We've lost some vendors. We're still full. Ordinarily we have a list of people that we can't get in. But we've had 15, 20 tables back out because they're a little bit concerned and don't really understand," said Paul Snider.

Supporters of I-594 argue tighter gun laws will keep firearms out of the hands of criminals, but there are many gun activists who are not happy about I-594 being in effect.  Thousands are planning to rally against the measure with a protest at the state capitol December 13.

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