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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 206 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bill 2046​ is similar to federal legislation proposed by anti-gun California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Brian Schatz
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 767 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Second Amendment

....a government investigation of online gun sales designed to determine “whether private sellers would knowingly sell a firearm to an individual prohibited from possessing one” determined that … no, actually, they would not....

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Honolulu GOP: Key Issues in 2018 Legislature
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:49 PM :: 890 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Life, Republican Party, Second Amendment, Taxes

...look for the following bills to be revived in the 2018 legislative session....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Serving the law can circumvent justice
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 7:56 PM :: 675 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...legal marijuana users in the state have been receiving letters from the Honolulu Police Department ordering them to turn in their legally owned firearms....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Gun Surrender: AG report lists cannabis patients under "Mental incompetence/impairment"
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 1081 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...These gun surrender letters were first sent in September 2016....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
HPD Chief Ballard Orders People With Medical Pot To Surrender Guns
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 1103 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...Marijuana users in Honolulu are expected to turn over all firearms and ammunition to the state within 30 days of receiving the notice, according to a letter signed by police chief Susan Ballard....

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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 :: 1335 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 :: 779 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 :: 820 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 :: 863 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 :: 1339 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 :: 1111 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 :: 1075 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 :: 1144 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 :: 972 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 :: 1335 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 :: 1415 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 :: 1349 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 :: 1580 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 :: 1317 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 :: 1257 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 :: 1625 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 :: 1385 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 :: 1470 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 :: 1535 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 :: 1422 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 :: 2314 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 :: 1792 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 :: 2541 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 :: 1824 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 :: 1451 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 :: 1938 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 :: 1577 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 :: 2256 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 :: 1486 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 :: 2563 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 :: 2109 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 :: 1553 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 :: 3986 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 :: 1917 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 :: 2261 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 :: 1800 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 :: 1636 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 :: 1743 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 :: 1576 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 :: 1588 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 :: 1639 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 :: 2333 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 :: 1721 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 :: 2288 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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