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Senator Sam Slom Fundraiser

State Sen. Sam Slom, the Lone Ranger, or Last Man Standing, is the national 2nd Amendment Foundation Secretary and the staunchest supporter of gun rights in the Senate.

BBQ with Sam Slom. Hear his plans for the 2014 legislative session and mingle with guns rights supporters.  Come show him some aloha, or send him a check marked “Thanks for your support of my gun rights.”

Great barbeque and the trimmings.

January 11, Saturday at 5:30 PM Suggested donation $25  243 Ainahou Street, Hawaii Kai RSVP, contact or please send check to: Friends for Sam Slom, 6600 Kalanianaole Highway suite 212, Honolulu, HI 96825

Max Cooper
Legislative Liaison, HRA

Update, Koko Head Rifle Range Closure

Safety improvements to Koko Head Rifle Range, required before the planned re-opening, have begun.

Reports of bullet strikes in October on the other side of Koko Head Crater first led to limiting the Rifle Range to 100 yards, and most steel targets beyond were taken down. Ricochets from recumbent steel were thought to be the possible cause.

After two more bullet strikes were reported Friday, December 6, the Rifle Range was closed. Honolulu Mayor Caldwell held a press conference on the range Saturday December 7 to announce City and County plans. Now the focus is on possible ricochets from the 100 yard rifle range. A mitigation program to resurface the 100 yard backstop with sand and level the range floor that slopes uphill from the 50 yard target line to the 100 yard backstop is planned. Some grading, a strip about 10 yards wide, in front of the 100 yard significantly eroded backstop has been done (see photo below). Two large sand piles are on site, and coarse crushed rock was added to the road access to the Silhouette Range to allow heavy equipment to enter. An “eyebrow” is planned extending from the roof of the rifle range as a reminder. Building of that had not yet begun as of Wednesday, December 19.

The Silhouette Range has voluntarily shut down for now. The Skeet Range was not open last weekend. The Bulls-Eye pistol range remains open, usual hours. Law enforcement personnel are still shooting in the action bays. Apparently air testing done for lead during the soil disturbance by grading was not positive, or the whole range would be closed.

The range cleanup day, previously scheduled for December 29, is postponed because of lead concerns until 2014.

HRA is working with the favorable administration we now have. The immediate focus is on re-opening the 100 yard range to the public as soon as the Range Master, Parks Director, and the Mayor believe it is safe. Then HRA plans to work with them, the clubs and individual shooters involved, the public users, and City Council, to bring Koko Head into the 21st Century of range design, including placement of some 200+ yard targets.

HRA suggests for now that range supporters send Mayor Caldwell and Parks Director Toni Robinson Holiday Cards thanking them for their concern and positive action to date.

530 S. King Street, Rm. 300
Honolulu, HI 96813

Toni P. Robinson, Director
1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 309
Kapolei, HI 96707

Dr. Maxwell Cooper
HRA Legislative Liaison

Koko Head Rifle Range is now limited to targets placed at 100 yards or closer

All shooting at targets beyond 100 yards is prohibited at the Koko Head Rifle Range. This rule went into effect Friday, November 1, 2013 in response to a report of a bullet passing through the kitchen window of a residence on Koko Kai Place, in East Hawaii Kai, Sunday morning, October 27, 2013. Subsequently examined by Koko Head Range staff, the bullet was .30 caliber and appeared scuffed. There are two other separate .30 cal bullet recovery incidents from the area. Fallen hanging metal targets propped at an angle on the slopes of Koko Head are implicated.

The report was discussed in the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board meeting October 29, 2013. Unfavorable comments about Koko Head safety were made by Chair Greg Knudsen. The issue is added to the next Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board meeting starting at 7pm, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in the Hahaione Elementary School Cafeteria, 595 Pepekeo St, Honolulu. On the agenda will be the Koko Head Shooting Complex “safety improvements” and a discussion on the changes that have been made at the KHSC. Public attendance is encouraged.

Koko Kai Place is approximately 2,550 yards directly downrange from the Koko Head rifle range firing line, behind the Koko Head Crater rim which rises a maximum of 678 feet above the floor of the range.

Sacred Hearts Academy Sharp Shooter Wins National Honor

(HONOLULU) July 10, 2013—Sara Tashima, Sacred Hearts Academy Senior, participated this week in the National Rifle Association (NRA) Junior Air Gun Championship and the National Air Rifle Junior Olympics in Anniston, AL. Tashima placed 5th individually overall in the NRA competition and won second place in the standing shooting competition. She qualified for the NRA National Postal Match Team, a match in which competitors fire on their home ranges using targets which have been marked for identification. The fired targets are then sent to NRA for scoring and ranking for awards.

During the National Air Rifle Junior Olympics, Tashima was awarded the “The Excellence in Competition” badge (EIC) by accruing 30 match points in her career as an air rifle competitor. There have only been 600 EIC badges awarded since 1998 and only one other Hawaii EIC badge recipient, Sacred Hearts Academy Air Riflery Assistant Coach Vicci Yau. The Sacred Hearts Academy Air Riflery Head Coach is Guy Chun, assisted by Carlton Lum and Yau; Ryan Hogue is the Athletic Director.

For more information:
Betty White, Sacred Hearts Academy, 734-5058 x226
Hayley Matson-Mathes, 941-9088

Mahalo to All of You


We must not let up, we must continue the push!!!! Gun owners on Kauai, We will be holding more meetings in the upcoming months very shortly. We need to organize now and apply pressure to our elected officials to introduce pro-gun legislation. Take the time to meet with them and educate them on firearms! Don’t stop the pressure, tomorrow is yet another day!!!!


For those who say “They won’t listen to me, I don’t want to put my name on anything” YOU’RE WELCOME!!!! You get to keep your rights, for now anyways. This is proof that your word does matter!!!!

Brycen S. Campos
Member/Manager – Hawaii Tactical Training Academy LLC
Regional VP and Director of Kauai – Hawaii Rifle Association
Phone: 808-346-0558

CNBC to Premiere “America’s Gun: Rise of the AR-15”

Tune-in Details: “America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15” on CNBC Thursday, April 25th 10pm ET/PT

With approximately 4 million in circulation, the AR-15 is one of the most popular and misunderstood rifles in America. The documentary offers a window into the larger debate and the incendiary issues that surround it. Appealing to gun lovers and gun haters, it centers on the friction between those who abhor a rifle they believe belongs only on a battlefield, and those Americans who insist owning one is their inalienable right. Below are a few clips that showcase the life around the AR-15:

America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15 Preview
How does the AR-15 work?
Why is the AR-15 popular among women?
3D Printed Gun Parts

Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues, association, blogs and social networks . Also, join the conversation on Twitter with #RiseOfAR15 and @CNBCPrimeTV.