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Which State Has the Lowest Gun Death Rate? Hawaii Flickr: JoLi Studios AKA Leasepics

Which State Has the Lowest Gun Death Rate? Hawaii

Massachusetts and New York are not far behind, while Alaska has the highest gun death rate.
Hawaii Police Killed At Least 36 People in 20 Years Civil Beat

Hawaii Police Killed At Least 36 People in 20 Years

Thousands more have gone to emergency rooms after encounters with officers, costing millions of dollars.
The New Battlefield Over Guns Is About Access Flickr: JoLi Studios AKA Leasepics

The New Battlefield Over Guns Is About Access

Gun control groups have made a tactical shift away from an assault weapons ban.
Hawaii Has 2nd Lowest Gun Death Rate Flickr: Mitch Barrie

Hawaii Has 2nd Lowest Gun Death Rate

Not coincidentally, less than 10 percent of island households have firearms.
Gun Shops Versus Museums and Libraries: How Does Hawaii Stack Up? Washington Post

Gun Shops Versus Museums and Libraries: How Does Hawaii Stack Up?

An interactive map compares the counties in the 50 U.S. states, courtesy a WaPo blogger.
Attorney General Touts Supreme Court Decision on Firearms Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

Attorney General Touts Supreme Court Decision on Firearms

Hawaii filed brief supporting U.S. position on 'straw purchasers.'
ATF Releases New 2013 Gun Trace Statistics For US, Hawaii U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATF Releases New 2013 Gun Trace Statistics For US, Hawaii

The federal agency tracks guns that law enforcement agencies recover and trace during criminal investigations.
Nearly Half of Guns Traced in Hawaii Come From Out of State Flickr

Nearly Half of Guns Traced in Hawaii Come From Out of State

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tracks data on guns found during criminal investigations.
HPD Use of Force Report: A Blurred Snapshot Lacking Context PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HPD Use of Force Report: A Blurred Snapshot Lacking Context

The department won't provide a detailed explanation for the apparent spike in use of force incidents over the past few years. Police officials say flawed reporting procedures are partially to blame but won't talk about the annual reports.
Honolulu Prosescutor Agrees More Transparency Better In Police Shootings

Honolulu Prosescutor Agrees More Transparency Better In Police Shootings

Hawaii lags behind other states in revealing what happens when officers open fire.
Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America? Flickr.com

Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?

Not even the FBI tracks the total number of nonfatal gunshot wounds.

A Doctor Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going

Dr. Garen Wintemute is one of a small number of researchers who continue to focus full-time on firearms violence.
Guns and Gun Violence