The Hawaii Legislature reconvened for the 2007 session on Wednesday, January 17, and we are monitoring closely what legislation is introduced. Working with our state affiliate, the Hawaii Rifle Association, we are working to address any gun control legislation that may get introduced in the state legislature, as indications are that the anti-gunners are emboldened in their crusade to further restrict our rights due to Washington State's heavy anti-gun agenda.
On the pro-gun side, State Representative Ken Ito (D-48) will be bringing back a revised version of his magazine ban repeal from last session, that would legalize all factory magazines, regardless of capacity. NRA-supported freshman State Senator Mike Gabbard (R-19) will sponsor similar legislation in the Senate.
Also on the agenda will be two hunting measures providing for a three-day non-resident hunting license and a waiver of the hunter education requirement, but only for fully guided hunts on private hunting preserves (introduced by State Senator Norman Sakamoto (D-15) and State Representative Bob Herkes (D-5)).
It's vital that we keep on top of these and other measures since things move fast during the session!