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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.
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.
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