On April 24th, Governor David Ige signed House Bill 720 to impose criminal penalties upon gun owners if they fail to follow government requirements for how lost or stolen firearms must be reported. Additionally, SB 600 and SB 1466 have been transmitted to the Governor for his consideration. Please click the “Take Action” button below and submit comments here to urge Gov. Ige to VETO 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 and contains low evidentiary standards that fall well below the norm for removing fundamental constitutional rights.
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. HB 720 was signed by Governor Ige on April 24th.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button and urge Governor Ige to VETO Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466.