HB2744

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Measure Title: RELATING TO GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION.
Report Title: Gun Violence and Violent Crimes Commission; Firearms; Ghost Guns; Registration
Description: Establishes the gun violence and violent crimes commission. Requires reports to the Legislature. 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. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: PSM, JDC
Introducer(s): C. LEE, CREAGAN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, ONISHI, TAKAYAMA, WILDBERGER

HIFICO STRONGLY OPPOSES THIS BILL

NOTE:  This bill combines 2 bills – Placing restrictions on “Ghost Guns” and establishing a gun violence commission

Ghost Guns:

  • Requires “80%” receivers to be stamped with a serial number and registered.
  • The ATF does not consider 80% receivers as a firearm
  • 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 firearm when a serial number is not present its due to it being removed.

Establishing a Gun Violence Commission:

  • This will be biased against gun rights and will result in creating more future laws violating the 2nd Amendment
  • Commission should be focused on ALL violent crimes, not just ones where guns are used.
  • Guns are used in the minority of violent crimes and murders compared to beatings, strangulation, knives, and other methods.