Last week, Governor Josh Green signed House Bill 426 into law. Yesterday, the House and Senate both voted to adopt the conference committee version of Senate Bill 1230. It will soon be transmitted to Gov. Green’s desk. Please click here to contact Gov. Green and urge him to veto SB 1230.
House Bill 426 aims to undermine the PLCAA and subject licensed firearm manufacturers and sellers to frivolous lawsuits brought to recover damages for the criminal misuse of their products in order to bankrupt them. It contains vague language regarding what is considered unacceptable conduct of business, subject to these lawsuits.
Senate Bill 1230 purports to make changes in response to the Bruen decision; however, it does little more than show Hawaii’s disdain for the Second Amendment and the ability for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves. This legislation massively expands “gun-free zones” and creates a complicated patchwork of where people can lawfully carry. Further, it creates a permitting system with subjective factors that are ripe for abuse.
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