HRA LEGISLATIVE REPORT, March, 2013

Hawaii State Legislature and Firearms Bills:   In football terms we’re in the second quarter with points on the scoreboard, thanks mostly to good defense.  Some of the worst bills are out of the game, for now anyway.  Now it’s time to put our best offense into play: NOW IS THE TIME TO GO PROACTIVE, (WHILE […]

HRA LEGISLATIVE REPORT, SB932, Mental Health

SB932, Mental Health, was heard 2/8/13 at 1:35pm in a combined hearing of the Senate Health and Public Safety Committees.  The bill would require mental health caregivers to report patients involuntarily hospitalized for “serious” mental illness or any patient who indicated plans to use a dangerous implement against a named person.  Failure to report would […]

House Bill 426

WE WON! House Bill 426, repealing the limited civil immunity for NRA Instructors, died in the House Judiciary Committee (JUD) yesterday.   The bill, introduced on behalf of the personal injury lawyers in the State by Rep. Scott Saiki ( McCully, Kaheka, Kakaako, Downtown), a personal injury lawyer himself, was given a public hearing yesterday afternoon.  […]

Keep Your Gun Rust Free in Hawaii

2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas—Interview with Steve Ostrem of Brownells—Keeping your gun rust free in Hawaii by Rob Kay Talk about sensory overload. The 2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas had literally thousands of booths devoted to every aspect of the hunting and sport shooting industry. There were AKs, ARs, traditional hunting rifles, handguns, […]

HRA LEGISLATIVE ALERT GUN BILL HEARING SB 69, THIS THURSDAY, JAN 31, 2013

NOTICE OF HEARING  COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS Senator Will Espero, Chair SB 69 RELATING TO FIREARMS. Appropriates $100,000 to the county police departments to initiate a gun buy-back program. Thursday, January 31, 2013, 3:00 p.m.  Conference Room 224, State Capitol, Conference Room 224 Click for details:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=69&year=2013 Even if the State had […]

HRA ALERT: GUN BILL HEARING, THIS TUESDAY, JAN 29, 2013

House Bill 426 (HB426) is scheduled for a public hearing Jan 29, 2013, at 2pm in the Committee on Judiciary (JUD), in Rm 325, at the State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu. In 2012 the Hawaii Legislature passed a law to give NRA Instructors partial immunity from incidents arising during the mandatory safety classes […]