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Hawaii: NRA Instructor Liability Bill Granted Hearing
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Hawaii: NRA Instructor Liability Bill Granted Hearing

From NRA-ILA February 27, 2012

As reported two weeks ago, House Bill 679 passed in the state House Public Safety and Military Affairs (PBM) Committee with no amendments. Thanks to the overwhelming support by NRA members, HB 679 has been scheduled for a hearing in the state House Judiciary Committee this Thursday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m. in House Conference Room 325 of the State Capitol.

Introduced by state Representative Ken Ito (D-48) and six other state representatives, HB 679 is an NRA-supported bill that would exempt firearms instructors certified by the National Rifle Association from liability for injury or damage caused by discharge of their firearms while providing training required to obtain a permit to acquire firearms. At present, volunteer instructors are vulnerable to Hawaii’s “absolute liability” law.

This is an important measure for not only NRA-certified instructors, but also Hawaii gun owners since once liability protection is established, it will open the door for those seeking to gain instructor status and create more opportunities for gun owners to meet the training standards.

Please call AND e-mail members of the state House Judiciary Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB 679. Their contact information can be found below.

House Judiciary Committee:

Representative Gilbert S. C. Keith-Agaran (D-9), Chairman

808-586-6210

repkeithagaran@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Karl Rhoads (D-28), Vice Chairman

808-586-6180

reprhoads@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Tom Brower (D-23)

808-586-8520

repbrower@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Rida T. R. Cabanilla (D-42)

808-586-6080

repcabanilla@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Mele Carroll (D-13)

808-586-6790

repcarroll@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Denny Coffman (D-6)

808-586-9605

repcoffman@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative George R. Fontaine (R-11)

808-586-8525

repfontaine@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Robert N. Herkes (D-5)

808-586-8400

repherkes@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Ken Ito (D-48)

808-586-8470

repito@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Sylvia Luke (D-26)

808-586-8530

repluke@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Barbara C. Marumoto (R-19)

808-586-6310

repmarumoto@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Angus L.K. McKelvey (D-10)

808-586-6160

repmckelvey@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Joseph M. Souki (D-8)

808-586-9444

repsouki@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Cynthia Thielen (R-50)

808-586-6480

repthielen@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Clift Tsuji (D-3)

808-586-8480

reptsuji@Capitol.hawaii.gov

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