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Charlie T Waite

Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Headed to Senate Floor

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Last week, the Hawaii state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs passed three anti-gun bills out of committee that could come up for a vote on the Senate floor as soon as tomorrow.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bills 600, 621, and 1466.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator. 

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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 621, introduced by Senator Nishihara, 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.  

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.  

Again, please click the “Take Action” button to contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bills 600, 621, and 1466. 

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