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Lowest Gun Death Rates? Yep, Hawaii Michael E. Cumpston via Wikimedia

Lowest Gun Death Rates? Yep, Hawaii

A new study says Hawaii still enjoys that distinction, along with Rhode Island. Alaska and Louisiana have highest gun-death rates.
Hawaii: 2nd Fewest Gun Dealers Per Capita Flickr.com

Hawaii: 2nd Fewest Gun Dealers Per Capita

Latest federal data finds 68,000 dealers nationwide, but just 140 in the islands.
Should Hawaii’s DLNR Cops Carry Semi-Automatic Weapons? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii’s DLNR Cops Carry Semi-Automatic Weapons?

Citing an increased risk of terrorism, conservation officers want more semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to protect the state's vast natural resources.
16 Gun Deaths: What’d Hawaii Reps Do? The Guardian

16 Gun Deaths: What’d Hawaii Reps Do?

Hawaii's congressional delegation is in sync when it comes to gun control, which may be part of why the Aloha State has so few gun-related deaths.
Hawaii, A Model For Gun Control? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii, A Model For Gun Control?

Gun smuggling is kind of hard when you're on an island in the middle of the ocean.
How Many People Have Police Killed So Far This Year?

How Many People Have Police Killed So Far This Year?

Since January, police in the United States have killed 745 and are on track to kill around 1,200 by the end of the year.

Study: Low Injury Rate Shows Gun-Control Laws Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Low Injury Rate Shows Gun-Control Laws Work

States like Hawaii with strict gun-control legislation saw fewer gunshot wounds in 2010 than those with more relaxed laws.
Hawaii Movie Theaters Inspecting Bags, Packages Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Movie Theaters Inspecting Bags, Packages

The policy appears to have been prompted by recent attacks on the mainland over a two-week period in July and August.
Hawaii: Sun, Surf and Suicides John Morgan/Flickr

Hawaii: Sun, Surf and Suicides

The islands seem to be part of a phenomenon one expert dubbed "suicide tourism," in which some people seek out final-destination spots in well-known places.
Are There More Guns Than People in Hawaii? Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Are There More Guns Than People in Hawaii?

Gun ownership has grown by 300 percent in the last 15 years with more than 400,000 guns registered in Hawaii.
The Projector: Civil Beat Checks Out a Gun Show as the Legislature Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Civil Beat Checks Out a Gun Show as the Legislature Continues

Gun ownership in Hawaii has been growing for the past few years which prompted us to take a break from the Legislature and attend a gun show at the Blaisdell.
Hawaii Gun Control Measure Ticks Off Firearms Fan Flickr

Hawaii Gun Control Measure Ticks Off Firearms Fan

UPDATED Permit forms would need "affirmation" that applicants and their household members do not have mental disorders.
Guns and Gun Violence