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Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2018

Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature

Bills to legalize recreational marijuana and collect more data on police use of force also stall.
9th Circuit Upholds Hawaii Laws Against Open Carry Of Firearms Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2018

9th Circuit Upholds Hawaii Laws Against Open Carry Of Firearms

The opinion is a departure from other federal rulings that have generally upheld Second Amendment rights. Meanwhile, firearm permit applications rose 63% in 2020.
Ban On Large-Capacity Rifle Magazines Clears Committee Flickr: Robert Freiberger

Ban On Large-Capacity Rifle Magazines Clears Committee

Magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are already banned in Hawaii for handguns, but not for rifles.
Navy Expects Reforms To Follow Pearl Harbor Shooting Investigation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Navy Expects Reforms To Follow Pearl Harbor Shooting Investigation

The report will help inform a larger military review of mental health and safety policies.
Gun Bills Likely To Pass In Wake Of Diamond Head Shooting Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Gun Bills Likely To Pass In Wake Of Diamond Head Shooting

Hawaii lawmakers have several bills lined up for votes that look to curb access to guns and ammunition in the state.
Chad Blair: I’ll Give You My Membership Fee When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

Chad Blair: I’ll Give You My Membership Fee When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

The author is receiving multiple unwanted solicitations from the National Association for Gun Rights.
Hawaii Lawmakers Work To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Hawaii Lawmakers Work To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail

Mental health advocates, state officials, police and lawmakers have been working together to come up with better ways to get treatment for non-violent offenders.
Judge Puts Hawaii Taser Case On Hold www.taser.com

Judge Puts Hawaii Taser Case On Hold

A lawsuit over the right to carry a stun gun for personal protection will wait on the outcome of a seemingly unrelated weapons case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pearl Harbor Shooting Survivor Released From Hospital Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Pearl Harbor Shooting Survivor Released From Hospital

Roger Nakamine is the only gunshot victim who survived the attack last week.
Navy Officials Refuse To Answer Questions About Pearl Harbor Shooting Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Navy Officials Refuse To Answer Questions About Pearl Harbor Shooting

Officials took questions from only two reporters – and offered no new information in response – before leaving a press conference.