HB888, creating a petty misdemeanor for recklessly possessing a loaded firearm when intoxicated, including in your own home, is passing.
If you come home from a party after drinking, or you are on narcotics recovering from surgery, and go to bed with your loaded self defense gun in a bedside drawer or lockbox, you could be charged. If you are having a beer and cleaning your gun in your carport after a range session and then reloading it because it's your self defense gun, anyone who saw you could initiate a police investigation.
An anti-gun Prosecutor or Judge could consider the charge a "violent" misdemeanor and if convicted, you would lose all your guns and your gun rights.
F-rated House Judiciary Chair Karl Rhoads got the Senate to agree to his language, deleting "in public", and "discharge" from the Senate version, after 3 conference committees at which no public testimony is taken.
The bill will come up for a final vote in the House and Senate early next week. E-MAIL OR FAX YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR NOW, ASKING THEM TO VOTE "NO" ON HB888! ASK THEM TO TELL THE HOUSE SPEAKER, JOE SOUKI, AND THE SENATE PRESIDENT, DONNA KIM, TO "RE-COMMIT" THE BILL TO COMMITTEE SO PUBLIC TESTIMONY WILL BE HEARD ON THE BILL NEXT YEAR.
YOU LEGISLATORS GET HUNDREDS OF E-MAILS, SO PHONE DURING BUSINESS HOURS TO FOLLOW UP. ASK TO SPEAK TO YOUR LEGISLATOR.
GO TO www.capitol.hawaii.gov AND CLICK ON "Find Your Legislator" in the upper left corner of the home page for their contact information.
Dr. Maxwell Cooper,
HRA Legislative Liaison
HAWAII CITIZENS’ RIGHTS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
The only political action committee in Hawaii supporting the 2nd Amendment
Aloha Gun Rights Supporters,
The Hawaii State Legislature is finishing up for the year with adjournment scheduled for May 7, 2015. Once again NO ANTI-GUN BILLS ARE PASSING. Thanks to aggressive grass roots lobbying by many of you, some very nasty bills were laid to rest. IT IS TIME TO EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION TO THE MANY LEGISLATORS WHO SUPPORTED OUR RIGHTS this session by supporting their re-election campaigns.
Several of the conservative House Democrats who looked after your interests this session are holding a joint fundraiser next Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Jade Dynasty Restaurant (Ala Moana Shopping Center).
Please attend and thank:
Speaker Emeritus CALVIN SAY, Representatives ISAAC CHOY, SHARON HAR, KEN ITO, JO JORDAN, DEREK KAWAKAMI, AND JIMMY TOKIOKA.
If you cannot attend, please send your contribution to your favorite Legislator(s).
Friends of KEN ITO, P.O. Box 4354, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
Friends of Sharon Har, Box 101, 590 Farrington Highway #210, Kapolei, HI 96707
Friends of Derek Kawakami, P.O. Box 3136, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Friends of Jo Jordan, P.O. Box 1398, Waianae, Hawaii 96792
SUGGESTED DONATION at the door, $100 each, or whatever you can afford will be welcomed. Don't forget to mark your check, "Thanks for your support of gun rights."
Some accept Pay-Pal online. Google their Official Websites. Do not send to their Capitol offices, as campaign rules prohibit such.
Ms. Kerry Nagai Dr. Maxwell Cooper
Chair Legislative Liaison