HB1733

HB1733 – CLICK HERE TO SEE BILL PAGE

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.
Companion:
Package: Honolulu Police Department
Current Referral:
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.