Hawaii Governor David Ige on Sunday ordered that the Hawaii state flag be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol and at other state agencies and locations until sunset on June 16.
The action honors the victims of “the terrible attack” that occurred last night in Orlando, Florida,” the governor’s office said in a statement.
“We see on the news today yet another horrific instance of man’s inhumanity to man, triggered by the fear of differences,” Ige said. “Let us reject fear and hostility. Let us embrace diversity. Let us affirm life.”
He added, “Hawaii has some of the toughest laws regulating gun ownership in the nation. This presumed act of terror is a reminder that we cannot become complacent. We must do all that we can to ensure the public’s safety.”