Hawaii: Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing Anti-Gun Bills
from NRA-ILA, March 17, 2023
Today, starting at 3:02PM, the Senate Public Safety Committee will hear two anti-gun bills received from the House: to restrict lawful carry and bankrupt the firearm industry. Please consider submitting testimony AGAINST House Bills 984 and 426 through the Hawaii Legislative website. For help creating an account and submitting testimony, click here.
House Bill 984 greatly restricts the right-to-carry in Hawaii. It massively expands “gun-free zones” where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless and also prohibits carrying firearms on private property unless the owner gives affirmative permission. In addition, it creates new subjective criteria for the issuance of carry permits to allow authorities to arbitrarily deny applicants.
House Bill 426 aims to undermine the PLCAA and subject licensed firearm manufacturers and sellers to frivolous lawsuits brought to recover damages for the criminal misuse of their products in order to bankrupt them. It contains vague language regarding what is considered unacceptable conduct of business subject to these lawsuits.