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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

HCR PAC ALERT: FUNDRAISER FOR SEN. SAM SLOM 5/22/13

Fundraiser for Sam Slom
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HAWAII CITIZENS’ RIGHTS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE ALERT
FUNDRAISER FOR SEN. SAM SLOM

WHAT:
Spring BBQ
WHEN:
May 22nd
5:30 to 7: PM

WHERE:
243 Ainahou St.
Hawaii Kai
Suggested Donation $25 or more

RSVP:
Marian Grey 395-3940

Senator Slom has long been the most outspoken supporter of our Second Amendment rights in the Hawaii State Senate. Few know it, but Sen. Slom is the National Secretary for the 2nd Amendment Foundation and a long time friend of founders Alan and Julie Gottlieb. Sen. Slom has introduced pro-gun bills in the Senate every session and authored Castle Doctrine, and protection against seizure in an emergency.

Please join the Friends for Sam Slom at a summer BBQ. We’ll meet at Marian Grey’s Hawaii Kai residence on Wednesday May 22 at 5:30 PM. Suggested donation is $25 or more. Please RSVP to Marian at Marian243@hawaiiantel.net or 395-3940. If you can’t attend, please send a check anyway made to Friends for Sam Slom, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Suite 212, Honolulu HI 9625.

Mahalo,
Ms. Kerry Nagai, Chair
Dr. Max Cooper, Legislative Liaison

HRA LEGISLATIVE REPORT, April 25, 2013

The Hawaii State Legislature ended on time for 2013 on May 2. Firearms rights advocates can take great pride that what started out as the worst year in Hawaii State history for 2nd Amendment supporters is ending positively. Terrible bills, including a ban on semi-auto look-a-likes with confiscation, an intrusive mental health bill creating a government list of persons unsuitable for firearms with a felony charge for mental health caregivers who fail to report a patient, gun buy-backs, biannual training for all gun owners, and old schemes resurrected like show registration of a firearm in the caliber you wish to purchase, and periodic re-registration.

SB 69, SD2, HD1, CD1 passed in the form supported by HRA, and opposed by NRA. HRA worked hard through five different committees to remove all references to gun buybacks, special mental health checks by the PD’s, and gun safety taught by the PD’s. The bill affects only individuals already required to register guns they bring in from out of state. Effective July 1, 2013, the county Police Departments will be required to use the National Instant Check System (NICS) on these registrants, a simple phone call to BATFE, plus fingerprint and photograph the registrant and collect the floating FBI fee for fingerprints, currently $16.50, one time only. The window for registering is increased to 3 days from 5. No appropriations are authorized. For the full bill language, go to:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB69_CD1_.htm

HB 200, the State Budget, passed with funding intact for the world class PUUANAHULU SHOOTING RANGE FACILITY in Kailua-Kona.

Hawaii gun rights supporters worked together cohesively and gained respect with our State Legislators this year, a critical need in order to advance HRA’s long term goal of amending our State’s overly restrictive firearms statutes. We could have easily gone the other direction as did other states with liberal-controlled legislatures, like Connecticut and New York.

Give yourselves and our cooperative Legislators a big Mahalo and job well done. Stay active and vigilant. We have much to do before next year.

Dr. Max Cooper,
HRA Legislative Liaison