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Hawaii gun ownership.

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Oklahomie, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    During all this talk of restricted constitutional rights coming from the usual suspects how come I never hear talk of Hawaii and what appears to be some pretty restrictive laws governing firearms that are on the books?
    Is the fight not worth it in Hawaii?

    This thought occurred whilst eating "Hawaiian" style pizza.
  2. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    There is at least one active case working its way through the circuit courts.


    Honolulu, HI – The Hawaii Defense Foundation’s founding director and president, Christopher Baker, has filed a lawsuit against Honolulu Chief of Police Louis Kealoha, the Honolulu Police Department, the City and County of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii, and Governor Neil Abercrombie in connection with civil rights violations of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.

    The complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii by attorneys Richard Holcomb, Alan Beck, and Kevin O’Grady alleges that Hawaii’s license to carry statute and various other firearm regulations are unconstitutional. State law mandates that citizens may be provided licenses to carry only in “exceptional circumstance” or “where a need or urgency has been sufficiently indicated,” all at the discretion of the county’s Chief of Police. The complaint asserts that this language violates the Second Amendment, which secures the right of all responsible, law-abiding citizens to bear arms for the purpose of self-defense. Additionally, the complaint also addresses the use of non-lethal tools for self-defense such as electric guns, which are banned in in Hawaii.
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  3. quneur

    quneur Mukilteo, Wa Member

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    I grew up in Hawai'i and can tell you it's a very left leaning state. The main reason for it, IMO, is the influx of Japanese workers in the 1800's. The native Hawai'ians were unused to working the amount of time needed for the plantations. The plantation owners brought the Japanese labor thinking after the contract, most would stay and work the plantations. The Japanese however decided differently and shifted toward civic jobs.

    The Japanese have a great respect towards teachers & politics; civic duty jobs. When the contract ended, they brought with them unions and took roles in those jobs. Its been that way ever since.

    Growing up, guns and hunting were very uncommon. The laws concerning rifles were lax as very few owned them. Handguns were non-existent.
  4. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hawaii is owned by the Democratic party. This is reflected in all of the social issues, not just gun control. This is because the Democratic party is owned by organized labor. The tourist industry is a huge union voting force. Agriculture was also until they priced themselves out of the market and it moved overseas.