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Hawaii: Update on Anti-Gun Legislation

Friday, April 15, 2016

Hawaii: Update on Anti-Gun Legislation

Yesterday, the amendments that were made to  House Bill 625House Bill 2632House Bill 2629, Senate Bill 2647, and Senate Bill 2954 were all rejected by the respective chambers of origin.  All five of these bills are now eligible to be sent to a conference committee for further consideration.  Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills as the conference committee is assigned and scheduled. 

HB 625 would expand prohibited possessors to include certain misdemeanor crimes. 

HB 2632 would expand the list of possible prohibited possessors to include anyone who has undergone or is undergoing emergency hospitalization. 

Both HB 2629 and SB 2954 would expand the existing registration requirement and input law-abiding Hawaii gun owners into a federal biometric database, managed by the FBI, for continuous monitoring, and could be in violation of your Fourth Amendment rights. 

SB 2647 would ban the sale, purchase, barter, and possession with intent to sell of any legally owned ivory (defined to include mammoth ivory), ivory product, rhinoceros horn, rhinoceros horn product and products from various other animal species, absent limited exceptions. 

Once again, please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills.

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