Just in time for Independence Day. Aloha indeed.
Maybe should have a law limiting how much sun these people get.
From Reuters. Emphasis in bold is mine.
Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.
The move by gun control proponents in the liberal state represents an effort to institute some limits on firearms in the face of a bitter national debate over guns that this week saw Democratic lawmakers stage a sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Hawaii Governor David Ige, a Democrat, on Thursday signed into law a bill to have police in the state enroll people into an FBI criminal monitoring service after they register their firearms as already required, his office said in a statement…
“As you can imagine, the NRA finds this one of the most extreme bills we’ve ever seen,” said Amy Hunter, a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association’s institute for legislative action.
The law could affect gun owners outside Hawaii, because the state requires visitors carrying guns to register, Hunter said…
Hawaii state Senator Will Espero, a Democrat who co-authored the law and owns a gun, called it “common sense legislation that does not hurt anyone.”
Yeah, until it’s enforced. The left thinks the second amendment is obsolete, and by default that makes the 5th amendment worthy of the ash heap of founding father history as well. Surely a legal challenge can be made of that basis. (right?)
The law, which takes effect immediately, allows police in Hawaii to evaluate whether a firearm owner should continue to possess a gun after being arrested.
“It just means local police will be notified,” Espero said in a phone interview.
Typical liberal Orwellian nonsense. So which is it? The police are merely notified or is the information actually actionable?