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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.
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.
Guns and Gun Violence