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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Concealed Carry: Anti-Reciprocity Resolutions to Be Heard
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 3955 Views :: Second Amendment

...House Concurrent Resolution 37 and House Resolution 29, sponsored by Representative Gregg Takayama (D-34), requests Congress to not enact S. 446, H.R. 38, or any “concealed carry reciprocity” legislation....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 4521 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

...2018’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Attorney General Sessions Announces New Actions To Improve School Safety And Better Enforce Existing Gun Laws
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 7715 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

“...We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving background checks and more aggressively prosecuting those who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and reviewing and enhancing the way our law enforcement agencies respond to tips from the public...." 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Gun Control Rallies: How Today’s students have been Brainwashed to prepare for this moment their whole lives
By Selected News Articles @ 10:35 PM :: 9406 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

...Their educational experiences have been shaped by concepts like collaborative work, project-based learning, real-world scenarios, finding innovative solutions, and the underlying mantra that they can save the world....

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Hawaii Anti-Gun Legislators Attack National Reciprocity
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 4071 Views :: Second Amendment

... On Thursday, March 8th, a number of resolutions and concurrent resolutions will be heard to request the Congressional Delegation of Hawaii to vote against any national reciprocity legislation .... 

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
Hawaii DoE Organizing Students to Walk out March 14
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 7810 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

...The state Department of Education is instructing schools statewide to create a “designated walkout area” for students...to participate in upcoming protests against gun violence, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said in a Friday letter to parents....

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Monday, February 26, 2018
Hawaii Trigger Modification Ban & Firearm Surrender Bill to be Considered on Tuesday
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 4160 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Tuesday, February 27th, the Hawaii state Senate Committee on Judiciary will hold a decision making hearing on Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436.  The committee is only accepting written testimony for this hearing....

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
NRA Statement on Corporate Partnerships
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 3872 Views :: Second Amendment

...NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school’s security preparedness, the failure of America’s mental health system, the failure of the National Instant Check System or the cruel failures of both federal and local law enforcement....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
HB1908: Trigger Modification Ban To Be Heard Wednesday
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 4013 Views :: Second Amendment

...The broad language of this bill could encompass many common modifications done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.... 

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hawaii: Trigger Modification Bill Scheduled for Hearing
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 3775 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Tuesday, February 13, the House Committee on Judiciary has scheduled to hear House Bill 1908....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Hawaii: Firearm Surrender Bill to be Heard, Trigger Modification Bill Passes Committee
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 4442 Views :: Second Amendment

...the House Committee on Public Safety will hear House Bill 2228, legislation that will drastically reduce the time period that prohibited persons have to surrender firearms....

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Decision Making on Anti-Gun Bills Deferred Until Next Week by Senate Committee on Public Safety
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 3572 Views :: Second Amendment

...On February 1st, the Hawaii Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSM) heard Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436....

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Hawaii Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 3962 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land passed House Bill 1970 to establish an apprentice hunting license in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Trigger Modification Ban and Other Anti-Gun Bills To Be Heard in Committee
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 4399 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Thursday, February 1st, the Hawaii state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs will be considering Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436, and the House Committee on Judiciary will be considering House Bill 2024....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
HB1970: Support Apprentice Hunting in the Aloha State
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 3859 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land will hold a hearing on House Bill 1970....

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
Hawaii: More Anti-Gun Bills Introduced
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 4401 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bill 2265, introduced by Senator Josh Green (D-3), is an omnibus bill that requires re-registration of firearms every five years; bans trigger modifications, trigger adjustments, and after-market triggers; bans certain muzzle devices; and modifications that prevent a firearm from overheating....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 4834 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bill 2046​ is similar to federal legislation proposed by anti-gun California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Brian Schatz
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 6020 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Second Amendment

....a government investigation of online gun sales designed to determine “whether private sellers would knowingly sell a firearm to an individual prohibited from possessing one” determined that … no, actually, they would not....

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Honolulu GOP: Key Issues in 2018 Legislature
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:49 PM :: 9974 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Life, Republican Party, Second Amendment, Taxes

...look for the following bills to be revived in the 2018 legislative session....

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Serving the law can circumvent justice
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:56 PM :: 5441 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...legal marijuana users in the state have been receiving letters from the Honolulu Police Department ordering them to turn in their legally owned firearms....

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Gun Surrender: AG report lists cannabis patients under "Mental incompetence/impairment"
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 6366 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...These gun surrender letters were first sent in September 2016....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
HPD Chief Ballard Orders People With Medical Pot To Surrender Guns
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 7056 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...Marijuana users in Honolulu are expected to turn over all firearms and ammunition to the state within 30 days of receiving the notice, according to a letter signed by police chief Susan Ballard....

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Schatz Responds to Texas Church Shooting by Suggesting Law That Already Exists
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 PM :: 7718 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians, Second Amendment

...federal law already prohibits domestic abusers from purchasing or owning guns....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Hawaii One of Only Four States to Ban Tasers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 7764 Views :: Second Amendment

...Washington, D.C., lifted its ban on these devices in May of this year. New Jersey’s stun gun ban lapsed less than a week prior to this writing....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Hawaii AG Joins Call for Large Capacity Ammo Ban
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 4390 Views :: Second Amendment

...urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a California ban on the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines for guns....

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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Second Amendment Guarantee Act Would Protect Popular Rifles, Shotguns from Antigun Politicians
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 4380 Views :: Second Amendment

...This week, Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced legislation that would shield popular rifles and shotguns, including the AR-15, from being banned under state laws....

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Peruta Concealed Carry: Supreme Court Allows 9th Circuit Decision to Stand
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 4914 Views :: Second Amendment

...Peruta v San Diego: 9th Circuit Finds No Right to Carry Concealed Firearms in Hawaii, California....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
NRA: Second Amendment Wrap-up--2017 Legislature
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 4627 Views :: Second Amendment

...the 2017 session began with a range of gun bills introduced, but only a few bills saw legislative action this year.  All bills will carry-over to the 2018 legislative session....

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Willes Lee Fills Vacancy on NRA Board
By News Release @ 9:03 PM :: 4440 Views :: Second Amendment

Willes K. Lee of Honolulu was sworn in today as the newest member of the National Rifle Association's board of directors....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
DLNR Statewide Hunting Survey
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 4876 Views :: Second Amendment

The information provided will be used directly in the planning of upcoming hunting seasons....

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Thursday, March 9, 2017
SB898: Anti-Gun Bill Passes in the Senate
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 3613 Views :: Second Amendment

Senate Bill 898, sponsored by state Senator Ronald Kouchi (D-8), would permanently strip an individual of their Second Amendment rights, not based on a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on a quasi-criminal proceeding....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Anti-Gun Legislation Eligible for Senate Floor Vote Next Week
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 4536 Views :: Second Amendment

This bill sets to ignore the normal rules of criminal procedure in order to promote the anti-gun agenda of the political elites....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
SB898: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Committee
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 4801 Views :: Second Amendment

During the hearing, no oral testimony was permitted; however, many provided written testimony in opposition, pointing out the many flaws and constitutional concerns....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Underreported: How Gun Silencers Became a Health Issue
By Video @ 4:08 PM :: 4761 Views :: Second Amendment

...why firearm suppressors are so heavily regulated....

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
SB898: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 5140 Views :: Second Amendment

SB 898 is a misguided gun control bill that would permanently strip an individual of their Second Amendment rights, not based on a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on a quasi-criminal proceeding....

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
HB1589: Pro-Hunter Bill to be Heard
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 4571 Views :: Second Amendment

...House Bill 1589 would allow the use of sound suppressors while hunting in the state of Hawaii....

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Friday, February 3, 2017
Mixture of Pro and Anti-Gun Bills Introduced in the Hawaii Legislature
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4398 Views :: Second Amendment

Wednesday, January 25, marked the cutoff date for bill introduction in the Hawaii legislature....

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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Hawaii Did Not Issue Any Gun-Carry Permits to Private Citizens in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 5151 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Documents submitted by county police to the state's Department of the Attorney General show that every application by a private citizen for a concealed-carry permit was denied in 2016....

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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 5384 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

Both bills could deprive individuals of their Second Amendment rights simply based on allegations, without a conviction....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Former Hawaii GOP Chair Joins National Rifle Association Board
By Willes Lee @ 11:38 AM :: 5273 Views :: Second Amendment

...Willes K. Lee was sworn in today as the newest member of the National Rifle Association's board of directors....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii Gun Owners ‘Rap Back’ Fact Sheet
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 5088 Views :: Second Amendment

The Rap Back services began retaining fingerprints for all new firearms on December 4, 2016....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gun Deaths Per Capita: Hawaii ranks 49th
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 6473 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Household Gun Ownership 12.5 percent....

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Irksome Nuisance: DLNR Pushing Non-Commercial Fishing Licenses Statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 8431 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

...the cost for an agency to run the licensing program would likely eat up much of the revenue it was supposed to generate....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 4930 Views :: Second Amendment

States are seen as the laboratories for democracy....

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Hunting, Farming & Fishing Association backs candidates who “help feed Hawaii”
By News Release @ 1:02 PM :: 8879 Views :: Environment, Politicians, Second Amendment, Small Business
“Our elected officials across the islands must work with local, state and federal governments to preserve and not restrict our rural Hawaii lifestyle.”
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Sunday, July 31, 2016
A Dream and a Vision
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:46 PM :: 7111 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment, Small Business

...the Hunting, Farming, and Fishing Association....

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
DLNR Seeks Nominations for Game Management Commission
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 5230 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

House Bill 1041, establishing a statewide Game Management Advisory Commission was signed into law as Act 210, on July 5, 2016....

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
Rifle Association: Six Lawyers Working on Hawaii ‘Rap Back’ Lawsuit
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 5872 Views :: Second Amendment
“The 1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act is very explicit,” he told me. “This [measure] is not legal.”
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Friday, July 8, 2016
Hawaii Rap Back Law Coordinated with Obama Administration?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 4678 Views :: Second Amendment

...documents may point to efforts by the administration to advocate for the controversial new linking of Hawaii’s gun database with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “Rap Back” program....

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Hawaii Gun Owners May Be Monitored More Closely Than Criminals
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 5631 Views :: Second Amendment

...the bill took effect immediately upon Ige's approval....

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