On April 6th, the Senate Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees will hold a joint hearing on House Bill 1366, to ban possession of home-built firearms. Please consider submitting testimony against HB 1366 through the Hawaii Legislative website. For help creating an account and submitting testimony, click here.
House Bill 1366, sponsored by Patrick Branco (D-50), amends language regarding home-built firearms passed last session (Act 74 2020). It bans possession of certain unfinished firearm components, as well as home-built firearms. Current law does not ban possession for those owned prior to the ban passed last year.
In addition, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 31 on March 30th. Sponsored by Gregg Takayama (D-34), it increases Hawaii’s mandatory firearm storage requirements. Safe storage is a matter of personal responsibility and everyone’s situation is different. It’s unreasonable for the law to impose one-size-fits-all solutions.
Again, please consider submitting testimony against HB 1366 through the Hawaii Legislative website.