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Months After Deedy Mistrial, Hawaii Residents Seek Reparations for Elderts Family

Months After Deedy Mistrial, Hawaii Residents Seek Reparations for Elderts Family

More than 500 people have signed a petition to U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service to fire Christopher…
Hawaii Senator Wants to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Drunk Cops

Hawaii Senator Wants to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Drunk Cops

Sen. Will Espero introduced legislation as a result of the Christopher Deedy trial but he's concerned about HPD policy, too.

Senate Extends Undetectable Guns Ban, Sans Schatz Amendments

The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed the House of Representative’s version of the Undetectable Firearms Act, which grants a 10-year…

Schatz Wants 10-Year Ban On Undetectable Guns

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz wants his colleagues to pass a 10-year ban on undetectable firearms, “including plastic and…
Deedy Trial — Should A Federal Agent Have Left Before Violence Erupted?

Deedy Trial — Should A Federal Agent Have Left Before Violence Erupted?

Christopher Deedy once again took the stand in his murder trial, facing his first cross examination from the prosecution.
Civil Beat Poll – Let’s Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons in Hawaii

Civil Beat Poll – Let’s Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons in Hawaii

Voters also want expanded background checks and a ballot initiative system. But don't mess with Memorial Day.

Honolulu Seeks Ways To Cut Down Wait For Firearm Permits

City councilman looks to open up more locations for people to register their firearms.

Schatz, Hirono Disappointed By Failure Of Gun Bill

Sen. Brian Schatz and Sen. Mazie Hirono expressed disappointment  after a measure to toughen background checks failed in…
Why Is Hawaii The Only State Without A Statewide Police Standards Board?

Why Is Hawaii The Only State Without A Statewide Police Standards Board?

All other states oversee police officers standards, most have the independent ability to revoke an officer's certification.

HPD Officer Shoots Man In Kalihi Valley

A Honolulu police officer shot a male in the Kalihi Valley this morning, according to Civil Beat partner KITV. The…
Are Stronger Gun Laws Out Of Reach Politically?

Are Stronger Gun Laws Out Of Reach Politically?

All but one of the gun control measures proposed are dead in the Legislature. Federal changes are uncertain.

Hawaii Gun Culture Attracts Tourists

If you’ve spent any time in Waikiki, you’ve probably seen those people with bull’s-eye poster board suits promoting shooting ranges.
Guns and Gun Violence