During the recent election, Washington State voters approved a ballot initiative numbered I-594 that would restrict the rights of gun owners, requiring background checks in most cases whenever a gun changes hands. After the law takes effect, a citizen may not loan a gun to a friend without first performing a background check on him.
Before the election, Gavin Seim started a movement to resist I-594 through civil disobedience. The resistance among gun owners has snowballed since November 4:
Thousands of gun owners plan to gather on the grounds of the state capitol on December 13th and exchange guns with one another, in defiance of the new law.
Further resources on the resistance to I-594: