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Hawaii: Continued Support Needed for Emergency Powers Bill

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tsunami Warning Highlights Need for Gun Owner Protection

Last week Senate Bill 358 (SD1) unanimously passed out of the House Public Safety Committee with our amendment recommending the removal of the provision that related to compulsory blood identification.  SD358 now heads to House Judiciary Committee where it will be heard tomorrow, March 25 at 2:45 p.m. in House conference room 325.

SB 358 would prohibit a person or government entity from seizing any firearm or ammunition under civil defense, emergency, or disaster relief powers, or during any time of national emergency or crisis, from any individual who is lawfully permitted to possess the firearm or ammunition.  The most recent tsunami scare was a wake-up call to all Hawaii gun owners that protection from confiscation must be a top priority this legislative session. Though imperfect, it is a step in the right direction for Hawaii’s gun-owners. 

Please take the time to contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee TODAY and ask that they move the issue forward - its success depends on you making the effort!

House Judiciary Committee

Jon Riki Karamatsu, Chair          
(808) 586-8490      
repkaramatsu@capitol.hawaii.gov

Ken Ito, Vice-Chair                             
586-8470      
repito@capitol.hawaii.gov

Della Au Bellatti                                 
586-9425     
repbelatti@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rida Cabanilla                                    
586-6080     
repcabanilla@capitol.hawaii.gov

Mele Carroll                                       
586-6790     
repcarroll@capitol.hawaii.gov

Robert Herkes                                    
586-8400      
repherkes@capitol.hawaii.gov

Sylvia Luke                                        
586-8530     
repluke@capitol.hawaii.gov

Angus McKelvey                                 
586-6160     
repmckelvey@capitol.hawaii.gov

John Mizuno                                       
586-6050     
repmizuno@capitol.hawaii.gov

Hermina Morita                                  
586-8435      
repmorita@capitol.hawaii.gov 

Blake Oshiro                                       
586-6340      
repboshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov

Joseph Souki                                      
586-9444      
repsouki@capitol.hawaii.gov

Clift Tsuji                                          
586-8480      
reptsuji@capitol.hawaii.gov 

Glenn Wakai                                     
586-6220       
repwakai@capitol.hawaii.gov 

Barbara Marumoto                             
586-6310       
repmarumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov 

Cynthia Thielen                                 
586-6480     
repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov

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