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HAWAII CITIZENS’ RIGHTS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE ALERT
FUNDRAISER FOR SEN. SAM SLOM
5:30 to 7: PM
243 Ainahou St.
Suggested Donation $25 or more
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.
Ms. Kerry Nagai, Chair
Dr. Max Cooper, Legislative Liaison
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
MEMBERS!!!!!!!!! THANK TO ALL OF YOU WHO PUT IN COUNTLESS EMAILS, LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS TO THE ELECTED OFFICIALS!!!!!!! WE DID IT!!!!!!!
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!!!!
Once again MAHALO!!!!! TO ALL OF YOU. THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!!!
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
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:
Police One is a respected independent organization of law enforcement professionals, active and retired. Most are police officers or sergeants. Here’s their take on the current federal legislation:
In a poll conducted by PoliceOne, a majority of law enforcement personnel said universal background checks, “assault weapons” bans, and “high capacity” magazine bans do not make police safer and will not lower violent crime. Armed citizens, on the other hand, do make a positive difference.
In the poll of 15,000 law enforcement professionals, 71% of respondents said an “assault weapons” ban would have zero impact on violent crime. Of those surveyed, 95.7% said the same of a “high capacity” magazine ban, and 79.7% said the same in response to a question on universal background checks.
Over 90% of these law enforcement professionals said “mandatory sentences with no plea bargains” for those who use a gun in perpetrating a crime would reduce violent crime.
When asked if they supported concealed carry laws for citizens without a felony in their past, 91.3% of respondents answered “yes” on “without question and without further restrictions.”
Additionally, 80% of these law enforcement professionals also agreed that casualties at Sandy Hook Elementary would “have likely been reduced” if “legally-armed citizens” had been in the school. Go to http://ddq74coujkv1i.cloudfront.net/p1_gunsurveysummary_2013.pdf for the whole poll and results.