Gun advocates filed a motion Thursday in U.S. District Court asking for an immediate injunction stopping enforcement of permit requirements that they say amount to a de facto ban on carrying guns.
The request is part of an ongoing lawsuit against Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard and Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors that is making its way through the courts. The suit, Livingston v. Ballard, seeks to invalidate state law that states a license to carry a gun can only be issued when "urgent" or "exceptional."
The Hawaii Rifle Association, backed by the National Rifle Association, wants the district court to suspend enforcement of the law while the suit proceeds on.
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