HB31 – FIREARMS STORAGE, AGE CHANGED FROM 16 TO 18

Measure Title:RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Report Title:
Firearms; Storage; Responsibility with Respect to Minors
Description:
Raises the maximum age of minors for which safe storage of firearms is required from sixteen to eighteen years.

Hearing Date and Time:Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

WHAT DOES THIS BILL DO?

  • Raises the age where firearms are required to be secured when a minor is present in the home from 16 to 18 years of age

WHY DOES HIFICO OPPOSE THIS BILL?

  • Denies access to young adults to firearms in order to hunt or defend themselves. Does not take into account the maturity of the indivdual and instead makes the parents or guardian into a criminal if the minor gains access to the firearm.

Bill status page: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=31&year=2021

HOW TO TESTIFY

You must submit testimony for HB1366 using the www.capitol.hawaii.gov website. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you plan to present oral testimony through ZOOM, make sure to click on the tab indicating you will be present for oral testimony.