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Guns and Gun Violence

Police Investigating Gunshots At Punahou School

Our media partner KITV has this report. Excerpts: Honolulu police opened a reckless endangering and criminal property…
Is Hawaii Sharing Enough Info With Feds for Gun Background Checks? Flickr.com

Is Hawaii Sharing Enough Info With Feds for Gun Background Checks?

Hawaii's getting dinged for lack of mental health records in a federal database, but local officials say that's wrong.
Where Hawaii’s Mayors Stand on Gun Violence

Where Hawaii’s Mayors Stand on Gun Violence

Four mayors support Obama's push to strengthen gun laws, but note Hawaii's laws are even stricter.
Hawaii Gun Bills Target Ammo, High-Powered Weapons, Mental Health

Hawaii Gun Bills Target Ammo, High-Powered Weapons, Mental Health

UPDATED The national gun-control debate is playing out locally in the Legislature.
A Civil Beat Guide To Guns in Hawaii Flickr

A Civil Beat Guide To Guns in Hawaii

How many registered firearms are there in the islands? We run through the numbers.

Hawaii AG Opposes Conceal And Carry Legislation

Attorneys general in 10 states including Hawaii  are asking the U.S. Senate to stop legislation that would let licensed gun owners…

Is the NRA Gaining Ground in Hawaii? National President Visits

Gun-rights measures introduced in recent years have had mixed results in Legislature.
Gun Rights Dominate Hearing On Non-Violence

Gun Rights Dominate Hearing On Non-Violence

UPDATED Lawmaker uses hearing to clear the air with rifle association.
Waikiki Shooting Video Remains Shrouded

Waikiki Shooting Video Remains Shrouded

More details released in federal agent's shooting of Kailua man.
Can a White Federal Agent Who Killed a Hawaii Local Get a Fair Trial?

Can a White Federal Agent Who Killed a Hawaii Local Get a Fair Trial?

Defense wants to ask jurors about sovereignty, race and ethnicity.
Do Hawaii’s Strict Gun Laws Fuel a Black Market? Flickr

Do Hawaii’s Strict Gun Laws Fuel a Black Market?

UPDATED Most guns police recover from violent crime scenes were once legally registered.
Legal Gun Permit Was Never an Option for Stangel Flickr

Legal Gun Permit Was Never an Option for Stangel

Hawaii firearms laws would have disqualified shooter from legally owning gun because of past infractions.
Guns and Gun Violence