|Measure Title:||RELATING TO FIREARMS.|
|Report Title:||Honolulu Police Department Package; Firearms; “Ghost Guns”; Registration|
|Description:||Makes it a Class C felony to purchase, manufacture, or otherwise obtain firearm parts for the purpose of assembling a firearm having no serial number. Amends certain requirements relating to firearms registration.|
|Package:||Honolulu Police Department|
|Introducer(s):||SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)|
HIFICO’s position: STRONGLY OPPOSE
This bill makes it illegal to manufacture a firearm for your own personal use and solves a problem that does not exist.
Possession of a firearm without a serial number in Hawaii is already a crime. Every firearm is required to be registered and as such requires a serial number to be engraved into the receiver. Criminals in the state of Hawaii have been found to be largely in the possession of stolen firearms and when a serial number is not present its due to it being removed.