HB1366 bans possession of ghost guns

Measure Title:RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Report Title:
Firearms; Ghost Guns; Parts; Possession; Prohibit
Description:Amends the class C felony offense of manufacturing, purchasing, or obtaining firearm parts to assemble a firearm having no serial number to also prohibit possession of those firearm parts. Amends Act 74, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020, to repeal language that specified the prospective application of that Act. Effective 1/1/2022. (HD1)
Hearing Date and Time:House floor vote soon!

WHAT DOES THIS BILL DO?

  • BANS The POSSESSION of 80% lower receivers and other related unmarked products that were owned legally prior to the enacting of the “GHOST GUN” law last session.
  • Makes the possession of these items into a class C Felony.

WHY DOES HIFICO OPPOSE THIS BILL?

  • THE RIGHT TO MANUFACTURE FIREARMS: Individuals have the right to make their own firearms for their own use. This bill further expands the ability of the State to deny lawful citizens a legal path to manufacture and register their own firearms for their personal use. Even worse, it makes this right into a crime that would lead to the loss of all rights to own any firearm.
  • GUN CONFISCATION: This bill would make legally owned property illegal with the stroke of a pen and force gun owners to register, surrender, or destroy their property.
  • VAGUENESS: This law is vague on what exactly a is a “ghost gun” and what parts are illegal.

Bill status page: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1366&year=2021

HOW TO TESTIFY

Please call and email your DISTRICT HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE and tell them to “Vote no for the 3rd readings for HB1366.” Find your HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE here: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/fyl/