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Sailor Who Took His Own Life At Honolulu Resort Was A Career Navy Man Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sailor Who Took His Own Life At Honolulu Resort Was A Career Navy Man

Lt. Cmdr. Russell Cruz, a native of New York, enlisted in the Navy about a month after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The Navy Has Promised Action On Mental Health And Suicide, But Sailors Are Still Dying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Navy Has Promised Action On Mental Health And Suicide, But Sailors Are Still Dying

The death of a sailor from a self-inflicted gunshot at a luxury resort in Honolulu this weekend was the third gun death tied to the Pacific Fleet submarine force in just over 16 months.

9th Circuit Upholds Hawaii Laws Against Open Carry Of Firearms Marina Riker/Civil Beat

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

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.

Pearl Harbor Shooter ID’d As 22-Year-Old Sailor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pearl Harbor Shooter ID’d As 22-Year-Old Sailor

Updated. Waianae resident Vincent Kapoi Jr. was among the dead, according to his wife. Names of other victims have not been released.

Police Commission: Why Is It So Hard To Get A Permit To Carry A Gun In This City? Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Police Commission: Why Is It So Hard To Get A Permit To Carry A Gun In This City?

In the wake of a federal court decision challenging Hawaii’s restrictive gun laws, the commission wants a deeper look at HPD’s process for denying gun carry applications.

Appeals Court: Hawaii Can’t Restrict Openly Carrying A Gun In Public AP

Appeals Court: Hawaii Can’t Restrict Openly Carrying A Gun In Public

If the ruling stands, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling could lead to more guns in public in states like Hawaii and California that have restrictive laws.

 

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