A group (Hawaii Defense Foundation) has just filed a lawsuit to regain Hawaii's right to carry firearms for the purpose of self defense. I plead that the THR support this lawsuit in as many ways as possible so that we here in the State of Hawaii can defend ourselves from the growing incidents of violent crime that this down turned economy has sprung.
Currently the law here is one of "may issue", however, it is effectively "may never issue" in this state. The government of the State of Hawaii NEVER issues permits to carry firearms to any private citizen. Therefore private citizens are degraded to subjects that the criminal element may pray on at their convenience.
Info on the action can be found here.
Copy of the complaint:
Copy of the press release:
Again I please urge The High Road assist in any and all ways possible.
Thank you very much.
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August 28, 2011, 01:31 PM
Not sure this belongs in activism, but I do like that they have added striking instruments and electric weapons into the "arms" mix.
August 28, 2011, 03:50 PM
Sorry if I posted in the wrong area.
On the note about striking interments and electric 'stun guns', those are also illegal.
Sad to say that even the act of defending one self, by any means, would come under scrutiny, if the need ever arises, even in thine own home. I for one am tired of the coddleing of criminals, and revolving doors in this state, and I hope that the HDF's lawsuit is successful.
No, this is the right place since the plan of action is suite against the state and a call for support.
August 28, 2011, 11:48 PM
I've tried Writing to the NRA to see if they will offer support on this. I have not received any word yet. If you can not donate a little for the legal costs, maybe a letter to the NRA to help support the HDF. Just passing the word on to others about this issue will be a great help.
August 29, 2011, 09:43 PM
This issue is near and dear to my heart and I have written letters to various representatives at the state level about it. I've been stationed here since 2008 and I try and support any initiative that would change this from a may (never) issue to a shall issue state. Thanks for the heads up on this case!
September 13, 2011, 11:39 AM
An update on what is going on with this.
"The state's reply to Chris's lawsuit is due by the 21st of this month, and the hearing on the injunction request is as follows: NOTICE of Hearing on Plaintiff's MOTION for Preliminary Injunction set for Court Hearing on 1/17/2012 at 10:00 AM before JUDGE ALAN C KAY. (lls, )."
(quoted from post in 2ahawaii.com. http://2aHawaii.com/index.php?topic=1825.msg15191#new)
The NRA has not responded to my inquiries on the issue, however, I have seen reports on this issue (sparsly) in the local news.
Thank you for any support that you can provide.
September 13, 2011, 12:28 PM
It's really disheartening for activists when our "flagship organization" the NRA, refuses or fails to even comment on such an important situation.
I've never lived in, nor have I ever visited Hawaii, but the way I see it, we're all American Citizens and should all have the same rights.
I'm sending my letters off to both my own state's representatives as well as Hawaii's representatives.
September 13, 2011, 02:28 PM
Thank you very much for your support. With luck, persistence, and God's grace, we will prevail.
September 14, 2011, 03:03 AM
This is very interesting to me as well, as I am considering moving over there in the near future. IIRC it's the HPD that 'decides' who gets (doesn't get) a CPL, sounds corrupt and illegal if you ask me. I have family on Oahu and I have spent a lot of time there, from what I've seen the HPD is run by politicians, not police officers.
September 14, 2011, 04:19 AM
Great news, I guess there is hope after all... I wonder how long it will take to drag our state kicking and screaming into the new post-Heller reality. It's ironic that the 2nd is incorporated word for word in the Hawaii State Constitution.
September 15, 2011, 10:17 PM
Sounds like one of the biggest issues with may issue states. It becomes whoever is buddy buddy with the ones who decide if one is "worthy" of carrying or not on if they get to, not if the person is qualified or not.
September 16, 2011, 01:11 AM
I have a friend that is a reporter in Hawaii, albeit a nightlife reporter -- Il talk to her about this and see how she feels about the subject.:)
September 28, 2011, 08:29 AM
Thanks for the support!
This is an update on the case. A motion for preliminary injunction has been filed and these are the states responses. (document 14, 15 near the bottom)