Hawaii restrictions on gun carrying (essentially) held unconstitutional--for now
Volokh: The case is Baker v. Kealoha (9th Cir. Mar. 20, 2014), and it’s unsurprising: The same Ninth Circuit panel struck down the California restrictions on gun carrying last month in Peruta v. County of San Diego, and the Hawaii restrictions are in important respects similar to the California ones — both basically bar people from having guns to defend themselves in public places (unless they have licenses that can be issued or not at the discretion of local law enforcement, and that are in many places very hard to get). The Baker decision says that it “remand[s] for further proceedings consistent with Peruta, but the writing is on the wall….
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DK: Shall issue concealed carry looks like it might be on its way in the Aloha State. I might be jumping the gun a bit when I say the list of may/no issue states continues to shrink but considering the recent trends in regards to concealed carry, I think it's a safe bet.
What would shall issue in Hawaii look like? Anyone have any theories? Reciprocity?
I look forward to the comments.
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