Gun Bill Hearing Tuesday, February 4, 2012, 3:45 pm, Rm 224, State Capitol
The Senate will hear 3 gun bills . To learn more, go to the hearing notice at:
Halfway down the list of bills to be heard are Senate Bill 2938, SB2050, and SB2257. Click on those numbers for a copy of the bill and on "Status" for the bill history. At the end of the hearing notice is an invitation to "click here to submit testimony." You'll need to sign in to get into the system if you have not before, then insert the bill number and follow the program to send testimony. You can start a file in your word processor and download it into the program, or, in a few sentences, type your testimony in the "additional comments" box. After you submit testimony on one bill, you can stay logged in and click on "Submit More Testimony."
SB2938 requires the counties to set up online registration of firearms. The Public Safety Committee Chair, Sen. Will Espero, introduced this one for us, so there is a good chance his Committee will pass it.
SB2050 privides that if you own and have registered firearms in Hawaii previously, you are excused from the waiting period for subsequent permits. Sen. Les Ihara, Senate Majority Policy Leader, introduced this one.
SB2257 Prohibits making or selling digitally manufactured firearms unless licenced by ATF, and prohibits carrying one or the parts thereof. The National Firearms Act (NFA) permits making guns for personal use if they are registered with ATF. HRA suggests that amendment to the bill, subject to the usual HRS 134 restrictions.
PLEASE SEND TESTIMONY! COME TO THE HEARING AND DELIVER IT IF YOU CAN. Your voice is needed!
The Star Advertiser ran an online "SMALL TALK" video from reporter Diane Ako (aka Deadline Di) and videojournalist Tracy Arakaki (aka Triggerfinger Tracy), December 31, 2013, featuring range action at Koko Head and interviews of colorful cowpersons from the Single Action Shootists of Hawaii (SASH), Oahu's Cowboy Action shooting club.
Our great supporter at the Hawaii State Legislature, Representative Ken Ito, featured in the video, recommends:
Here is the url for the video. Please have the members respond and send positive comments so that Diane Ako can cover this more.http://smalltalk.staradvertiserblogs.com/2013/12/31/modern-cowboys/
There is a response form at the bottom of the page the URL leads you to. Please respond!
HRA Legislative Liaison
Koko Head Shooting Complex action bays, skeet, and trap will be open this weekend(1/25/14), per Rangemaster Mike Muramoto. The Rifle Range may or may not be open, with restrictions as to distance and firing positions, pending completion of the work there.