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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
HB2632: Many Excuses to Take Your Guns
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 4369 Views :: Second Amendment

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY ABOUT HB2632

From Hawaii Rifle Association February 23, 2016

HPD wants to seize all firearms immediately from any person disqualified from possession due to treatment or counseling for addiction to, abuse of, or dependence upon any dangerous, harmful, or detrimental drug, intoxicating compound..., or intoxicating liquor...or has been diagnosed as having a significant behavioral, emotional, or mental disorder....or who underwent an emergency hospitalization for psychiatric reasons.

No due process, no judge involved, no more 30 day wait to prove you are not disabled to own guns, just a police officer, a police department psychologist on the phone, and an ER doctor can relieve you of your 2nd Amendment rights and your 4th Amendment rights against search and seizure.

SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS SHOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO FIREARMS, BUT AN AMENDMENT THAT A COURT ORDER NEEDS TO PRECEDE CONFISCATON, AND A RETURN OF FIREARMS MECHANISM FOR THOSE "NO LONGER ADVERSELY AFFECTED" BOTH NEED TO BE INSERTED INTO THE BILL.

At the hearing today in House Judiciary Committee Chair Karl Rhoads passed the bill with small amendments.

You can identify your Representative by opening the Hawaii State Legislature web site at:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/

and entering your street name in the upper right hand box. Click on the name of your Representative.  The e-mail and phone number for his or her office will appear next to the photo of your Rep.

Email your Rep. how you feel about this bill and ask that it be killed or seriously amended. Follow up your e-mail with a phone call during business hours.  Ask if your Rep. has seen your e-mail and ask for a reply.

MAHALO,
HARVEY GERWIG, LEGISLATIVE LIAISON, HRA

HB2632: Text, Status

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Urgent! HRA Alert

From Hawaii Rifle Association, February 19, 2016

HB2632  Requires the county police to seize all firearms immediately from any person disqualified from possession due to treatment or counseling for addiction to, abuse of, or dependence upon any dangerous, harmful, or detrimental drug, intoxicating compound..., or intoxicating liquor...or has been diagnosed as having a significant behavioral, emotional, or mental disorder....or who underwent an emergency hospitalization for psychiatric reasons.

This could be as little as a DUI arrest or a refusal of an insurer like Kaiser to cooperate with a background check.

The Hawaii Rifle Association STRONGLY OPPOSES this measure for the following reasons: (1) It does not meet the due process requirements for loss of Constitutional core rights. (2) A person who is taken to a hospital by police (under an MH1) for involuntary medical evaluation would auto automatically loose their rights and have their firearms confiscated. A diabetic suffering from hypoglycemia at that moment in time and curable by nothing more than a table spoon of sugar would loose their Constitutional rights. This bill, if passed at all, needs serious work on the safeguards to prevent abuse of our citizens. We are NOT against taking firearms from patients that have certified, disqualifying mental issues, but do not want non-judicial commitment to authorize confiscation. A judicial step must be guaranteed to allow for confiscation of firearms.

The bill is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday, Feb 22, 2016 in Rep. Karl Marx's Judiciary Committee.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE BILL NUMBER IN BLUE ABOVE to connect to the Hawaii State Legislature for the bill history and language.  Sign in or register (upper right corner) and click "submit testimony" to send testimony in opposition.

MAHALO,

HARVEY GERWIG, LEGISLATIVE LIAISON, HRA

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TESTIMONY:  2PM MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016

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