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Guns and Gun Violence

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.

Police Investigating Gunshots At Punahou School

Our media partner KITV has this report. Excerpts: Honolulu police opened a reckless endangering and criminal property…
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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.
Guns and Gun Violence