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Friday, February 17, 2012

Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee Today!

Yesterday, House Bill 679 passed in the state House Public Safety and Military Affairs (PBM) Committee, with no amendments, by a 7 to 1 vote.  HB 679 now goes to the state House Judiciary Committee and could be considered in the near future.

Introduced by state Representative Ken Ito (D-48) and six other state Representatives, HB 679 is an NRA-supported bill that would exempt National Rifle Association certified firearms instructors from liability for injury or damage caused by discharge of their firearms while providing training required to obtain a permit to acquire firearms. 

This is an important measure for not only NRA-certified instructors, but also Hawaii gun owners in that once liability protection is established, it will open the door for those seeking to gain instructor status and create more opportunities for gun owners to meet the training standards.

Please contact members of the state House Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to support HB 679.  Contact information can be found below.

House Judiciary Committee:

Representative Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran (D-9), Chairman
808-586-6210
repkeithagaran@capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Karl Rhoads (D-28), Vice Chairman
808-586-6180
reprhoads@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Tom Brower (D-23)
808-586-8520
repbrower@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Rida T. R. Cabanilla (D-42)
808-586-6080
repcabanilla@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Mele Carroll (D-13)
808-586-6790
repcarroll@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Denny Coffman (D-6)
808-586-9605
repcoffman@capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative George R. Fontaine (R-11)
808-586-8525
repfontaine@capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Robert N. Herkes (D-5)
808-586-8400
repherkes@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Ken Ito (D-48)
808-586-8470
repito@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Sylvia Luke (D-26)
808-586-8530
repluke@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Barbara C. Marumoto (R-19)
808-586-6310
repmarumoto@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Angus L.K. McKelvey (D-10)
808-586-6160
repmckelvey@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Joseph M. Souki (D-8)
808-586-9444
repsouki@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Cynthia Thielen (R-50)
808-586-6480
repthielen@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Clift Tsuji (D-3)
808-586-8480
reptsuji@Capitol.hawaii.gov

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