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Hawaii: NRA Instructor Liability Bill Needs Your Immediate Help

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

As reported last week, House Bill 679 passed in the state House Public Safety and Military Affairs (PBM) Committee with no amendments, and is now pending in the state House Judiciary Committee. For this bill to survive, it must get a hearing by next week!

Introduced by state Representative Ken Ito (D-48) and six other state representatives, HB 679 is an NRA-supported bill that would exempt firearms instructors certified by the National Rifle Association from liability for injury or damage caused by discharge of their firearms while providing training required to obtain a permit to acquire firearms. At present, volunteer instructors are vulnerable to Hawaii’s “absolute liability” law.

This is an important measure for not only NRA-certified instructors, but also Hawaii gun owners since 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 call AND e-mail state House Judiciary Committee Chairman Gilbert Keith-Agaran (D-9) TODAY and request that he schedule HB 679 for a hearing.  Additionally, please call AND e-mail members of the state House Judiciary Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB 679.  Their 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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