Both Hawaii senators this morning voted for a procedural motion to avoid filibuster and allow a vote on gun control measures, including toughening backgroiund checks.

The measure, while causing a firestorm in Washington D.C., isn’t expected to have a major impact on Hawaii, which already has background checks. Senators. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz were among those in the 68-31 majoirity.


—Kery Murakami