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Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Friday, May 3, 2019

Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Hawaii Legislature adjourned from the 2019 Legislative Session.  Both Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466 are still under consideration by Governor Ige.  Please continue to contact Gov. Ige and politely urge him to veto Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466!  Click the “Take Action” button and here to contact Gov. Ige.

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. 

Thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters that attended committee hearings and contacted legislators throughout the session. 

Your NRA-ILA will be back at the Capitol for the 2020 session, and in the meantime, please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on issues impacting our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage.

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