1,000 protest new background check law at Washington state Capitol (VIDEO)

About 1,000 gun-rights advocates, many openly carrying rifles and handguns, rallied Saturday outside the Capitol to protest a new expanded gun background check law in Washington state, the Associated Press reported.

Organizers of the “I Will Not Comply” rally promised to exchange and sell firearms without conducting background checks during the daylong rally in opposition to the state’s voter-approved universal background check law.

Initiative 594 passed with 59 percent of the vote last month.