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Hawaii: Senate to Vote on Anti-Gun Bills

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hawaii: Senate to Vote on Anti-Gun Bills

After receiving a notice of disagreement for the House amendments to both Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466, the conference committee has met and agreed to the House amendments for both bills.  The bills will be voted on again in the Senate as early as today.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE both SB 600 and SB 1466.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.

Senate Bill 600, introduced by Senator Clarence Nishihara (D-17), would raise the minimum age to transport a firearm into the state to the age of 21.  By raising the age for firearm importation, persons who have lawfully acquired firearms outside of Hawaii who are traveling to the state for purposes of hunting, target competition, or even relocating would be discriminated against based on their age and denied their constitutional rights. ​

Senate Bill 1466, introduced by Senator Karl Rhoads (D-29), would create Gun Violence Protective Orders (GVPO).  A GVPO would be issued not because a person has been convicted of a crime or adjudicated mentally ill, but instead on third party allegations.  This legislation lacks strong due process protections and contains low evidentiary standards that fall well below the norm for removing fundamental constitutional rights. 

Again, please click the “Take Action” button and urge your state Senator to OPPOSE Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466.

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