Monday, June 17, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Monday, May 13, 2024
Landmark Victory for Second Amendment Rights in Honolulu
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 1563 Views :: Second Amendment

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Celebrates Landmark Victory for Second Amendment Rights in Honolulu

News release from HiFiCo, May 10, 2024

Honolulu, HI – In a significant victory for the rights of gun owners in Hawaii, the Hawaii Firearms Coalition (HIFICO) is pleased to announce a favorable resolution in the recent litigation concerning the issuance of concealed weapon licenses in the City and County of Honolulu. This stipulated judgment and permanent injunction mark a pivotal moment in our ongoing efforts to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in our state.

The decision brings crucial changes to the process of obtaining a License to Carry a concealed weapon, ensuring that the system is more transparent, fair, and in compliance with legal standards. This outcome not only benefits plaintiffs directly involved in the case but also sets a positive precedent for all current and future applicants in Honolulu.

Key Highlights from the Decision:

-Enhanced Clarity and Efficiency:

Plaintiffs Nelson and Kama, are to complete additional training and verify their background information. Upon completion, they will be issued a License to Carry within five business days.

-Fair Processing of Applications:

All applications for concealed weapon licenses submitted before February 29, 2024, be processed within 60 days, with clear communication on the approval or denial decisions. This ensures that all applicants are treated fairly and with respect to their rights under the law.

-Innovations in Application Processing:

All applications received after March 1, 2024, will be considered accepted the day they were/are received. Applicants will be informed of any additional requirements in a timely manner. All applications will be processed within 120 days of acceptance. This adjustment eliminates unnecessary delays and simplifies the application process.

-Commitment to Modernization:

By March 8, 2026, the County is expected to implement a fully operational online application system, which will facilitate the submission, tracking, and approval of applications. This system aims to be accessible, user-friendly, and secure, representing a significant advancement in the use of technology to support civil rights.

A Step Forward for Constitutional Rights

Today's victory is a testament to the resilience and dedication of our members and legal team. We are proud to have been part of this action to ensure the legal rights of Hawaii's law-abiding gun owners are respected.

We believe that these changes will not only benefit our members but also enhance the safety and security of all residents of Honolulu by ensuring that responsible citizens can exercise their rights without undue hindrance.

Continued Advocacy

Hawaii Firearms Coalition remains committed to advocating for the rights of gun owners in Hawaii and will continue to monitor the implementation of this judgment to ensure compliance and efficacy. We thank our members, supporters, and the legal team for their relentless dedication to upholding the principles of liberty and justice. 


SN: Honolulu agrees to 4-month window to grant gun licenses


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