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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Schatz Responds to Texas Church Shooting by Suggesting Law That Already Exists
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 PM :: 835 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians, Second Amendment

...federal law already prohibits domestic abusers from purchasing or owning guns....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Hawaii One of Only Four States to Ban Tasers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 556 Views :: Second Amendment

...Washington, D.C., lifted its ban on these devices in May of this year. New Jersey’s stun gun ban lapsed less than a week prior to this writing....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Hawaii AG Joins Call for Large Capacity Ammo Ban
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 652 Views :: Second Amendment

...urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a California ban on the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines for guns....

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Second Amendment Guarantee Act Would Protect Popular Rifles, Shotguns from Antigun Politicians
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 768 Views :: Second Amendment

...This week, Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced legislation that would shield popular rifles and shotguns, including the AR-15, from being banned under state laws....

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Peruta Concealed Carry: Supreme Court Allows 9th Circuit Decision to Stand
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 1232 Views :: Second Amendment

...Peruta v San Diego: 9th Circuit Finds No Right to Carry Concealed Firearms in Hawaii, California....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
NRA: Second Amendment Wrap-up--2017 Legislature
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 990 Views :: Second Amendment

...the 2017 session began with a range of gun bills introduced, but only a few bills saw legislative action this year.  All bills will carry-over to the 2018 legislative session....

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Willes Lee Fills Vacancy on NRA Board
By News Release @ 9:03 PM :: 956 Views :: Second Amendment

Willes K. Lee of Honolulu was sworn in today as the newest member of the National Rifle Association's board of directors....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
DLNR Statewide Hunting Survey
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1010 Views :: Second Amendment

The information provided will be used directly in the planning of upcoming hunting seasons....

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
SB898: Anti-Gun Bill Passes in the Senate
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 867 Views :: Second Amendment

Senate Bill 898, sponsored by state Senator Ronald Kouchi (D-8), would permanently strip an individual of their Second Amendment rights, not based on a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on a quasi-criminal proceeding....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
Anti-Gun Legislation Eligible for Senate Floor Vote Next Week
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 1199 Views :: Second Amendment

This bill sets to ignore the normal rules of criminal procedure in order to promote the anti-gun agenda of the political elites....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
SB898: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Committee
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1278 Views :: Second Amendment

During the hearing, no oral testimony was permitted; however, many provided written testimony in opposition, pointing out the many flaws and constitutional concerns....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Underreported: How Gun Silencers Became a Health Issue
By Video @ 4:08 PM :: 1239 Views :: Second Amendment

...why firearm suppressors are so heavily regulated....

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
SB898: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 1437 Views :: Second Amendment

SB 898 is a misguided gun control bill that would permanently strip an individual of their Second Amendment rights, not based on a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on a quasi-criminal proceeding....

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
HB1589: Pro-Hunter Bill to be Heard
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 1184 Views :: Second Amendment

...House Bill 1589 would allow the use of sound suppressors while hunting in the state of Hawaii....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Mixture of Pro and Anti-Gun Bills Introduced in the Hawaii Legislature
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1118 Views :: Second Amendment

Wednesday, January 25, marked the cutoff date for bill introduction in the Hawaii legislature....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii Did Not Issue Any Gun-Carry Permits to Private Citizens in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 1469 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Documents submitted by county police to the state's Department of the Attorney General show that every application by a private citizen for a concealed-carry permit was denied in 2016....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1230 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

Both bills could deprive individuals of their Second Amendment rights simply based on allegations, without a conviction....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Former Hawaii GOP Chair Joins National Rifle Association Board
By Willes Lee @ 11:38 AM :: 1334 Views :: Second Amendment

...Willes K. Lee was sworn in today as the newest member of the National Rifle Association's board of directors....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii Gun Owners ‘Rap Back’ Fact Sheet
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1379 Views :: Second Amendment

The Rap Back services began retaining fingerprints for all new firearms on December 4, 2016....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gun Deaths Per Capita: Hawaii ranks 49th
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 1218 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Household Gun Ownership 12.5 percent....

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Sunday, December 04, 2016
Irksome Nuisance: DLNR Pushing Non-Commercial Fishing Licenses Statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 2101 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

...the cost for an agency to run the licensing program would likely eat up much of the revenue it was supposed to generate....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 1650 Views :: Second Amendment

States are seen as the laboratories for democracy....

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Hunting, Farming & Fishing Association backs candidates who “help feed Hawaii”
By News Release @ 1:02 PM :: 2367 Views :: Environment, Politicians, Second Amendment, Small Business
“Our elected officials across the islands must work with local, state and federal governments to preserve and not restrict our rural Hawaii lifestyle.”
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Sunday, July 31, 2016
A Dream and a Vision
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:46 PM :: 1683 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment, Small Business

...the Hunting, Farming, and Fishing Association....

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
DLNR Seeks Nominations for Game Management Commission
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1304 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

House Bill 1041, establishing a statewide Game Management Advisory Commission was signed into law as Act 210, on July 5, 2016....

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Saturday, July 09, 2016
Rifle Association: Six Lawyers Working on Hawaii ‘Rap Back’ Lawsuit
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 1823 Views :: Second Amendment
“The 1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act is very explicit,” he told me. “This [measure] is not legal.”
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Friday, July 08, 2016
Hawaii Rap Back Law Coordinated with Obama Administration?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 1453 Views :: Second Amendment

...documents may point to efforts by the administration to advocate for the controversial new linking of Hawaii’s gun database with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “Rap Back” program....

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Hawaii Gun Owners May Be Monitored More Closely Than Criminals
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 2120 Views :: Second Amendment

...the bill took effect immediately upon Ige's approval....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Hawaii Passes First of Its Kind Gun Legislation
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 PM :: 1369 Views :: Second Amendment

"The lawful acquisition, possession, carrying, or use of a firearm does not justify subjecting citizens to ongoing monitoring," the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action....

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Ige Signs Rap Back: Hawaii Gun Owners to be Placed in FBI Database
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 2423 Views :: Second Amendment

Rifle Association: “High Likelihood of Legal Action”....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DLNR Closing Mauna Kea, Bringing in Helicopters for Sheep Eradication
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 1860 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

...aerial shooting from helicopters of feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids....

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Thursday, June 09, 2016
Peruta v San Diego: 9th Circuit Finds No Right to Carry Concealed Firearms in Hawaii, California
By Selected News Articles @ 10:24 PM :: 1438 Views :: Second Amendment

We have been reporting on the saga of the Peruta case for a number of years....

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Monday, May 30, 2016
Hawaii Bill Would Database Gun Owners For Special Scrutiny
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 AM :: 3822 Views :: Second Amendment

Hawaii Senate Bill 2954 was passed by the state legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. David Ige ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2016
“Rap Back”: A New Federal Firearm Registry
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 1782 Views :: Second Amendment

The primary intended use of “Rap Back” appears to be for persons on probation, those who are the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation--and now for Hawaii gun owners ....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SB2954--Hawaii Could Be First to Put Gun Owners in Federal Database
By Selected News Articles @ 3:55 PM :: 2077 Views :: Second Amendment

...But only if Gov Ige signs SB2954, now sitting on his desk, into law....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Three Anti-Gun Bills on Ige’s Desk
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1680 Views :: Second Amendment

...on Tuesday, May 3, the Hawaii State Legislature passed Senate Bill 2647, which will now join House Bill 625 and Senate Bill 2954 on Governor Ige’s desk....

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Hawaii: Two Anti-Gun Bills Enrolled to Governor
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 1531 Views :: Second Amendment

This week, two anti-gun bills, House Bill 625 and Senate Bill 2954 were enrolled to the Governor for his consideration.  Additionally, final action may soon be taken on two other anti-gun bills, House Bill 2632 and Senate Bill 2647....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Moving Through Conference Committee Process
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 1604 Views :: Second Amendment

...the conference committee on Senate Bill 2954 recommended that the Senate concur with the House amendments that were made to SB 2954.  This bill will now go back to the Senate for final concurrence.  Additionally, House Bill 2632 has been scheduled for a conference committee hearing....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
SB2954: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Conference Committee Hearing Tomorrow
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1442 Views :: Second Amendment

...input law-abiding Hawaii gun owners into a federal biometric database, managed by the FBI, for continuous monitoring....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
America’s First Freedom: Trouble In Paradise
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 1459 Views :: Second Amendment

...threatening to make the state’s already-restrictive gun laws even more onerous for law-abiding gun owners....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Handgun Ban: Northern Mariana Islands Flout Court Ruling
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 1527 Views :: Second Amendment
Two weeks ago, we reported on the end of the final handgun ban in the United States....
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Hawaii: Four Anti-Gun Bills Heading for Conference Committee
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 2149 Views :: Second Amendment

Yesterday,  House Bill 625, House Bill 2632, House Bill 2629 and Senate Bill 2647 all passed their final floor votes in the Senate and House, respectively....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Ward: Firearms Bill Violates Federal Law
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:59 PM :: 1597 Views :: Second Amendment
Rep. Ward opposes SB2954 “Rap back system.”
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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Hawaii: Five Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Floor Votes This Week
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 2145 Views :: Second Amendment

...four anti-gun bills, House Bill 625, House Bill 2632, House Bill 2629 and Senate Bill 2647 were given notice to be placed on the Senate and House floor calendars for next Tuesday, April 12....

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
SB2954: Hawaii to Join FBI Biometric Database?
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 1477 Views :: Second Amendment

Senate Bill 2954 could be scheduled for third and final read at any time....

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Saturday, April 02, 2016
Northern Mariana Judge Strikes Down Last Handgun Ban in USA
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 1373 Views :: Second Amendment

In 2013, married couple David and Li-Rong Radich sought firearm licenses for self-defense after Li-Rong was attacked in their home....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills: One Down, Three to Go
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2919 Views :: Second Amendment

At today's meeting of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor, three of the four bad gun bills were passed and the fourth was deferred....

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Hawaii Apprentice Hunting Bill Advancing through Legislature with Bipartisan Support
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 1240 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bill 2026 would establish the Hawaii apprentice hunting license program....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Hawaii: Four Anti-Gun Bills Before Senate Judiciary Committee
By News Release @ 12:52 PM :: 1218 Views :: Second Amendment

Yesterday, the Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee heard ....

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Sunday, March 20, 2016
Hawaii: Assault on your Second Amendment Rights Continues
By News Release @ 6:14 AM :: 1830 Views :: Second Amendment

On Tuesday, March 22, House Bill 1813, the Terrorist Watchlist Bill, is scheduled for a hearing....

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