Friday, July 19, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges Gun Confiscation After Disorderly Conduct Conviction
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 3065 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

Honolulu Police Department Faces yet Another Lawsuit for Denying the Right to Bear Arms.

News Release from HiFiCo, August 5, 2021

Today attorneys Alan Beck and Kevin O’Grady filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii on behalf of two Hawaii residents who HPD have wrongly denied the right to bear arms. 

UPDATE: Two Hawaii Gun Regulations Struck Down

(Link:  Roa, et al v. City and County of Honolulu 1:21-cv-00333-DKW-KJM )

The lawsuit alleges that the two plaintiffs in the case are being denied the right to bear arms after conviction of a violation under Hawaii's disorderly conduct law.

Under HRS 134-7, a person can be denied the right to bear arms if they are found guilty of a crime of violence. Hawaii law (HRS §701-107)recognizes crimes under three grades; felonies, misdemeanors, and petty misdemeanors. but also explains that "A violation does not constitute a crime, and conviction of a violation shall not give rise to any civil disability based on conviction of a criminal offense."

A recent change in HPD policy has lead to both plaintiffs being wrongly denied the right to bear arms. As violation does not meet the definition of a crime of violence, and neither man should be considered a prohibited person.

Both plaintiffs, however, were sent letters from the department denying them the ability to obtain a permit or register firearms and ordering them to surrender any they may have in their possession.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition has every confidence that this lawsuit will prevail in court and both plaintiffs will be swiftly vindicated.

IF YOU LIVE ON MAUI, KAUAI, OR THE BIG ISLAND and have had the same thing happen to you. PLEASE CONTACT US.

BA: New Lawsuit In Hawaii To Restore Rights Unlawfully Taken

UPDATE: Two Hawaii Gun Regulations Struck Down

PDF: Yukutake Order

PDF: Ros Signed Stipulation


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together


Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii