USE THE FORM BELOW TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY ON THIS BILL, PRIORITY DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 @ 10AM.
TESTIMONIES CAN STILL BE SUBMITTED LATER BUT MAY POSSIBLY NOT BE ACCEPTED.
|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. (SD1)|
|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
- 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.
- Does not look at good uses of guns for self-defense.