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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

HRA LEGISLATIVE ALERT, June 1, 2013

ATTN Oahu firearms rights supporters:

Honolulu City Council Resolution13-74 CD1, Requesting HPD to open additional firearms sections in Kapolei and Kaneohe is amended, adding a clause to direct the Administration to form an advisory group to address the issue. At the Public Safety Committee hearing, Councilmember Kymberley Marcos Pine, co-introducer, stressed the importance of including representatives from HRA in the proposed working group.

The Resolution is moving through the Council, and is scheduled for a final hearing Wednesday, 10am, June 5, 2013. Please e-mail or fax testimony in support, and attend the hearing to deliver it if you can.

Just click on the hearing notice below and follow the directions to send a line or two in support and why.

http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-138441/060513%20Council%20Agenda.htm

Mahalo,
Dr. Max Cooper,
HRA Legislative Liaison

HRA LEGISLATIVE ALERT, May 10, 2013

ATTN Oahu firearms rights supporters:

Well, here it is, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Honolulu City and County Council will hear a resolution requesting HPD to open registration and permits at the Kapolei and Kaneohe Stations as well as Beretania Main. Here’s the hearing notice for next Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 9am, in the Committee on Public Safety and Economic Development at Honolulu Hale, corner of Punchbowl and King:

http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-137711/REV-051413%20PSED%20Agenda.htm

Several members are friendly:

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Voting Members:
Carol Fukunaga, Chair
Kymberly Marcos Pine, Vice Chair
Ikaika Anderson
Stanley Chang
Breene Harimoto

4th on the agenda, it’s not a bill for an ordinance, just a resolution, but it’s a step in the right direction.

4. RESOLUTION 13-74 – FIREARM PERMITTING AND REGISTRATION AT KAPOLEI AND KANEOHE. Requesting the Honolulu Police Department to provide for firearm permitting and registration at the Kapolei and Kaneohe Police Stations.

Testimony should be faxed or e-mailed, but concerned people testifying in person, filling the Chamber, is what counts. Time to mobilize our people who don’t appreciate that Honolulu Police Department only offers permits and registration at one station. Just click on the hearing notice above and follow the directions to send a line or two in support and why. Thank the Committee for hearing the issue.

Mahalo,
Dr. Max Cooper,
HRA Legislative Liaison