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Hawaii Members! Help Stop A Registration Bill

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Senate Bill 2170 has passed to the House and is awaiting hearing in two committees. SB 2170 would PROHIBIT the sale of ammunition unless the purchaser can prove the firearm for which the ammo is being purchased is registered. This will require retroactive registration of all long-guns in Hawaii and necessitate the creation of a new bureaucracy to track ammunition sales. The federal government many years ago dropped its requirement that ammunition sales be recorded because it was not an effective crime-prevention tool. It is important for you to contact your Representative and committee members to urge their opposition to this misdirected legislation.

For more information on SB 2170, link to the following article written by Max Cooper, Hawaii Rifle Association Secretary:

http://www.hawaiireporter.com/storyPrint.aspx?7a7b5c65-abf0-44aa-9143-d6acd9fb0c6a

SB 2170 is pending in the Judiciary (JUD) and Public Safety and Military Affairs (PSM) Committees. The following links will provide you with the committee members and their contact information:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/house/comm/commJUD.asp?press1=house&press2=comm

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/house/comm/commPSM.asp?press1=house&press2=comm

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