Hawaii: Two Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for Floor Votes
from NRA-ILA, MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2023
Two anti-gun bills are currently eligible for floor votes and could be brought up at any time. Please contact your lawmakers and ask your state senator to OPPOSE House Bill 426 and your state representative to OPPOSE Senate Bill 1230.
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.
Senate Bill 1230 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. Citizens who carry firearms are required to maintain insurance coverage of at least $100,000 per person and $300,000 per incident and carry proof of insurance. In addition, the bill creates new subjective criteria for the issuance of carry permits to allow authorities to arbitrarily deny applicants.