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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.
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.
Guns and Gun Violence