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Text and Video of Testimony: HPD Hearing on Gun Registration Rules
By Video @ 5:23 PM :: 3666 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

From HIFICO, Oct 5, 2022

The written testimony submitted to the Honolulu Police Department is now available on their website.

You will see a large amount of form letter submissions. This is where an organization makes a webpage that allows people to type in a name and submit a copy paste email without actually knowing what you are sending.

We could have also done this, but made a choice not to. We want to make sure that the testimony submitted is genuine. A vast majority of the people that submit form letters have no idea what they are submitting or even understand what it means. They simply click the button because they were asked to.

We all know that if we had of submitted using a form, the number of testimonies would likely have been into the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Garnering support from second amendment supporters nationwide.

LINK: Testimony

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from Hawaii Firearms Coalition, Sept 5, 2022

On October 4th the police chief (Honolulu) is having a hearing to set his rules on our right to bear arms.

Some of the proposed rules are illogical, others are impractical and a vast majority are unconstitutional.

Honolulu (and Hawaii in general) are still treating the second amendment as a bastardized right.

These rules make it clear that they still feel that they get to decided who gets to bear arms and how. These rules have nothing to do with public safety and serve only to infringe, delay and dissuade on the rights of its people.

Below is a copy of the notice regarding the hearing and a copy a link to the proposed rules.

We will be releasing more details and are thoughts as we get close to the date. But this is the time to start asking for the day off work and be ready to show up.

LINK: Notice



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Hawai‘i Revised Statutes chapter 91, of a public hearing to be held by the Honolulu Police Department (“HPD”) for the purpose of adopting Rules governing Firearm Permits and Licenses.


  • Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Place: First floor Conference Room A, HPD Alapai Headquarters, 801 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96813


The purpose of this public hearing is to amend Chapter 15 of the Rules of the Chief of Police, HPD, entitled “Firearms Permits and Licenses.” The proposal is to repeal existing §§15-1 through 15-11 and promulgate new rules §§15-12 through 15-28. The proposed rules are intended to:

Set forth a clear process for applicants to obtain permits to acquire firearms and to register firearms;

Set forth a clear process and criteria (including testing, training, and background check requirements) for detectives, investigators, and guards to obtain licenses to carry firearms while on-duty, along with requirements for detective and guard agencies with armed employees;

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n, Inc. v. Bruen, set forth a clear process and criteria (including testing, training, and background check requirements) for applicants to obtain licenses to carry firearms outside the home, whether concealed or unconcealed;

Provide substantive guidelines for carrying a firearm outside the home, including the manner in which a firearm shall be carried, a requirement to carry one’s license on one’s person, and a requirement to carry no more than one firearm at a time;

Set forth a clear process and criteria for certification of instructors to teach firearm safety and administer the required testing for applicants for licenses to carry;

Set forth a clear process for renewing licenses;

Provide the circumstances under which licenses to carry and instructor certifications will be revoked and the appeal process for denials and revocations.


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