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Guns and Gun Violence

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.

 

Governor Signs Two Bills Tightening Hawaii’s Gun Laws Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Signs Two Bills Tightening Hawaii’s Gun Laws

The measures ban bump stocks and decrease the amount of time people disqualified from gun possession have to turn in their weapons.

Bump Stock Ban Passes Hawaii Legislature In Wake Of Las Vegas Massacre Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bump Stock Ban Passes Hawaii Legislature In Wake Of Las Vegas Massacre

The state is poised to prohibit the manufacture, sale and ownership of devices used to increase firearms’ rate of fire.

Big Island: Gun-Surrender Laws Don’t Reassure This Doctor After Death Threats Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Gun-Surrender Laws Don’t Reassure This Doctor After Death Threats

An abortion protester was ordered to surrender his firearms after a temporary restraining order was issued.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Record On Gun Control Is A Moving Target Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard’s Record On Gun Control Is A Moving Target

The Hawaii congresswoman talks tough on gun control but she’s often lagging behind Democratic colleagues in pushing firearms legislation.

Congress Must ‘Get Off Its Ass’ And Move To Stop Gun Violence AP

Congress Must ‘Get Off Its Ass’ And Move To Stop Gun Violence

The White House says the day following the Las Vegas massacre is not the right time to talk about gun control but now is precisely the time.

Police Are Shooting And Killing More People In Hawaii This Year The Washington Post

Police Are Shooting And Killing More People In Hawaii This Year

Data collected by The Washington Post shows that police statewide have fatally shot more people so far in 2016 than they did in all of 2015.
‘I’m Going To Live For Those 50 People’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

‘I’m Going To Live For Those 50 People’

Hawaii's LGBT community mourns the loss of life in Orlando, but also talks about discrimination and political change.
Lawmakers Lauded For Gun Bills Pixabay

Lawmakers Lauded For Gun Bills

Bills that passed the House on Tuesday caught the attention of Gabrielle Giffords, the former congressman who survived being shot in the head.
Bill To Expand Gun Restrictions Is Headed For Full House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill To Expand Gun Restrictions Is Headed For Full House

People convicted of misdemeanor stalking or sexual assault would not be allowed to possess firearms and ammunition.
Hawaii Lawmakers: No Guns For Stalkers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers: No Guns For Stalkers

A House bill would ban sales of firearms and ammunition to those convicted of misdemeanor stalking or sexual assault.
Guns and Gun Violence