Hawaii: Two gun control bills become law

Hawaii, one of the safest states to live in and having among the best gun violence prevention laws, added to their safety measures with two new gun safety laws. Both become law after Governor Ige approved of the bills by not vetoing them.

The bills

  • House Bill 2744 creates a commission to research “gun violence. It also bans “ghost guns.” 👍 Like
  • House Bill 3054 begins a fine of $100 for removing a firearm from the Hawaii without providing notice.

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July 16, 2020

Hawaii: Legislature adjourns passing two bills on to the Governor

Two gun related bills managed to pass the legislature this year. The first bans ghost guns or homemade guns. The second sets a penalty for removing guns from Hawaii without approval. The bills that unfortunately failed limited the magazine capacity of assault weapons to ten rounds and required proof of needing ammunition for a particular weapon registered.

The bills

Bills that passed and sit on the Governor’s desk:

  • House Bill 2744 creates a commission to research “gun violence. It also bans “ghost guns.” 👍 Like
  • House Bill 3054 begins a fine of $100 for removing a firearm from the Hawaii without providing notice.

Bills that failed to pass this year:

  • House Bill 1902 prohibits the possession of magazine cartridges that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍 Like
  • Senate Bill 2635 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. 👍 Like

Action

Please contact the office of Hawaii Governor Ige and urge him to sign bills HB 2744 and HB 3054. You can submit your request at this link.


July 2, 2020

Hawaii: Several gun safety bills ready for floor votes

The Hawaii State Senate and House will be voting soon on bills to make the state safer.

The bills

Eligible for Senate Floor vote:

  • House Bill 1902 prohibits the possession of magazine cartridges that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍 Like
  • House Bill 2744 creates a commission to research “gun violence. It also bans “ghost guns.” 👍 Like

Eligible for House Floor vote:

  • House Bill 3054 begins a fine of $100 for removing a firearm from the Hawaii without providing notice.

Referred to Finance Committee for further consideration:

  • Senate Bill 2635 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. 👍 Like

Action

Please contact your Hawaii State Senator and urge him/her to pass HB 1902 and HB 2704. Also, contact your State Representative and urge him/her to vote for HB 3054.

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June 25, 2020

Hawaii: Four gun safety bills in committees this week

Two different committees will each hear testimony on two gun safety bills this week..

The bills

Bills the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs passed:

  • House Bill 1902 HD2 prohibits the possession of magazine cartridges that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍 Like
  • House Bill 2744 HD 1 creates a commission to research “gun violence. It also bans “ghost guns.” 👍 Like

Bills the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs deferred:

  • House Bill 2736 HD1 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. 👍 Like
  • House Bill 2744 HD 1 creates a commission to research “gun violence. It also bans “ghost guns.” 👍

March 11, 2020

Hawaii: Senate Committee hearing this Thursday on gun bills

Generally, committee hears are scheduled at the last minute. This Thursday, March 12th, the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs will hear three gun violence prevention bills. The meeting is at 1:30PM in Conference Room 229.

NRA strategy

The NRA alerted their members to contact the committee to protest these bills.

The bills

  • House Bill 1902 HD2 prohibits the possession of magazine cartridges that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍 Like
  • House Bill 2736 HD1 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. 👍 Like
  • House Bill 2744 HD 1 creates a commission to research “gun violence. It also bans “ghost guns.” 👍 Like

Action

 

Please contact Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs. You can do this through their website. Ask the committee for support of HB 1902 H2, HB 2736 HD1 and HB 2744 HD 1.


  • To find your representative and senator’s phone and email, enter your address at Common Cause.
  • Adding a simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible. Make sure you include your full name and address.

March 3, 2020

Hawaii: Two gun bills to get a full senate vote

At any time now, two-gun violence prevention bills are ready for a vote by the full Senate.

NRA Strategy to Fight Gun Safety

The NRA alerted members to contact their State Senator and express opposition to these gun safety measures.

The bills

  • Senate Bill 2519 SD 2 limits magazine capacity to not holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. [Good]
  • Senate Bill 2635 SD 2 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. [Good]

Action

Please call or email the office of your Hawaii State Senator. Ask them for support of SB 2519 SD 2 and SB 2635 SD 2. Both bills will help keep Hawaii one of the safest states in the country.


February 29, 2020

Hawaii: Gun safety bills pass House and a Senate Committee

This past week, three-gun violence prevention bills passed the House and two were approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. I will continue to report on progress with these bills.

NRA strategy to fight gun safety

The NRA reported the status of these bills to their members calling them “anti-gun” bills. They asked members to keep an eye on their inbox for further alerts.

The bills

These bills passed the House and move on to the Senate

  • House Bill 1902 HD2 prohibits the possession of magazine cartridges that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍
  • House Bill 2736 HD1 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. 👍
  • House Bill 2744 HD 1 creates a commission to research “gun violence. It also bans “ghost guns.” 👍

These bills passed the Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Senate Bill 2519 SB 1 limits magazine capacity to not holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍
  • Senate Bill 2635 SB 1 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. 👍

Please stay tuned for more updates.


February 28, 2020

Hawaii: Senate Judiciary Committee taking a vote on gun control

On February 27, the Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on two-gun safety measures. It will not be an open hearing.

NRA strategy

The NRA alerted their members at the last minute to contact the committee members.

The bills

  • Senate Bill 2519 SB 1 limits magazine capacity to not holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍
  • Senate Bill 2635 SB 1 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. 👍

Action

No action is requested because there is not enough time before the vote. We will post updates as the bill progresses.


February 26, 2020

Hawaii: Full House to vote February 27th on three-gun control bills

The Hawaii Full House of Representatives may vote on Thursday, February 27, on three good gun violence prevention bills. Hawaii has great gun control laws and is usually the safest in the country. These bills will make it even safer.

NRA Strategy

The NRA alerted their members to fight these bills and contact their Representatives. Gun violence prevention supporters should also make the contacts to support their Representatives in preventing gun violence.

The bills

  • House Bill 1902 HD1 prohibits the possession of magazine cartridges that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍
  • House Bill 2736 HD1 requires a proof of firearm registration to purchase ammunition for the particular type of firearm registered. 👍
  • House Bill 2744 HD 1 creates a commission to research “gun violence. It also bans “ghost guns.” 👍

Action

Please call or email the office of your Hawaii State Representative. Request their support of HB 1902, HB 2736 and HB 2744.



February 19, 2020

Hawaii: Ammunition magazine restriction bill before the full House

At any time now, Hawaii State Representative will vote on a bill to limit the capacity of magazine cartridges to ten rounds. Why anyone in Hawaii needs more than ten rounds in an assault weapon is hard to figure out.

The NRA asked all members to contact their State Representative. Gun violence prevention citizens should also make the contacts, but ask for support of this bill.

The bill

  • House Bill 1902 HD1 prohibits the possession of magazine cartridges that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. 👍

Action

Please contact your Hawaii State Representative at https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/login/login.aspx. Ask them to support House Bill 1902 HD1 to limit the bullets in an assault weapon.

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