Hawaii: Gun Buyback Bill Re-Scheduled to be Heard in Senate Committee this Thursday
Posted on February 4, 2013
NRA-ILA is pleased to report that an attempt to repeal newly-enacted protections for National Rifle Association instructors has failed. House Bill 426, introduced by Scott Saiki (D-26), sought to repeal statutory language enacted last year that protects NRA instructors from absolute liability while teaching the introductory pistol and revolver course that is necessary to purchase a firearm.
Senate Bill 69, introduced by state Senators Will Espero (D-19), Rosalyn Baker (D-6), Brickwood Galuteria (D-12) and Josh Green (D-3), would appropriate $100,000 to county police departments statewide to establish “gun buyback” programs. Such gun buyback schemes across the country have proven to be complete failures and a waste of taxpayer dollars. The average person who voluntarily surrenders a firearm to police is not a criminal and the firearms surrendered are not those misused by criminals.