Are Hawaii's legal Gun Owners a Threat to Democracy? An illegal paramilitary group? Politically violent? Lawyers representing the State seem to think so.
from HiFiCo, July 30, 2023
As you may know, HIFICO and three individuals have filed a lawsuit against Maui County and The State of Hawaii, specifically targeting SB1230 (Hawaii sensitive places bill). The focus of the lawsuit is on certain provisions within the bill that are deemed blatantly unconstitutional and lacking a rational basis.
These provisions include the ban on carrying firearms in parks, beaches, restaurants, and parking lots of government buildings. Additionally, the lawsuit challenges the signage requirements for businesses that do not oppose people carrying firearms.
In response to our lawsuit (Wolford v. Lopez), The State Attorney General's office has sought the assistance of lawyers from the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy & Protection at Georgetown University Law Center.
On the Institute’s website, they have stated that their work on behalf of the AG is aimed at "ADDRESSING POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND UNLAWFUL PARAMILITARIES."
However, it is essential to emphasize that all of HiFiCo’s actions have been entirely lawful and in line with our rights. We have advocated for our rights using legal means, both through legislative efforts and in the courts. Unfortunately, despite our adherence to the law, some individuals still view our defense of Second Amendment rights as extremist and a potential threat to public safety.
In reality, our advocacy for the right to bear arms does not condone or promote violence or lawlessness. Responsible gun ownership is at the core of this right, and countless law-abiding citizens exercise it every day without any issues.
Yet, there are those who persist in labeling us as extremists and attempting to portray us as dangerous. These deliberate attacks against us are a way to try and sway public opinion and garner support for a losing agenda.
Hawaii has prevented the public from having a right to bear arms for more than a century and is willing to do anything in its power to keep that status quo, even if it means attacking law-abiding citizens with dangerous and baseless claims.
GL: Addressing Political Violence, Unlawful Paramilitaries, and Threats to Democracy | Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection | Georgetown Law
AL: Lawsuit Filed Against Hawaii Ban on Guns in Most Public Places (ammoland.com)