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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard This Week

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard This Week

Tomorrow, March 27th, the Hawaii state House Committee on Judiciary will be holding a decision making hearing on anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466.  On Thursday, March 28th, the Senate Committee on Judiciary will be holding a decision making hearing on House Bill 720.  Please consider submitting testimony through the Hawaii Legislative website and by clicking on the “Take Action” buttons below to email members directly.  For help creating an account and submitting testimony, click here.

Contact members of the House Committee on Judiciary and urge their opposition to SB 600 and SB 1466. 

Senate Bill 600, introduced by Senator Clarence Nishihara (D-17), would raise the minimum age to transport a firearm into the state to the age of 21.  By raising the age for firearm importation, persons who have lawfully acquired firearms outside of Hawaii who are traveling to the state for purposes of hunting, target competition, or even relocating would be discriminated against based on their age and denied their constitutional rights.

Senate Bill 1466, introduced by Senator Karl Rhoads (D-29), would create Gun Violence Protective Orders (GVPO).  A GVPO would be issued not because a person has been convicted of a crime or adjudicated mentally ill, but instead on third party allegations.  This legislation lacks strong due process protections, contain low evidentiary standards, and falls well below the norm for removing fundamental, constitutional rights. 

Contact members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and urge their opposition to HB 720. 

House Bill 720, introduced by Representative Chris Lee (D-51), would set a one-size-fits-all requirement for gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms within 24 hours, further victimizing gun owners who have suffered a loss or theft of their property.

Please continue to check your inbox and www.nraila.org for updates on our Second Amendment Rights and hunting heritage in the Aloha State. 

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