Instructors against SB2635

SB2635 is a proposed Hawaii law that creates a safety hazard and adversely affects firearms instructors by restricting ammunition purchases and possession.

Under this bill, only a firearms owner and a designated alternate listed on the firearms registration form can purchase and possess ammunition. Only calibers listed on the form can be purchased. There are shooting range and target shooting business exemptions however those terms are vague. Also Rep Lee stated during the Judiciary hearing that firearms would need to be registered to a businesses for the exemption to apply however HRS 134-3 Firearms Registration only allows persons, firearms dealers, and manufacturers to register firearms. Therefore shooting organizations, such as LIFE and businesses you form as instructors, may not qualify for the exemption.

Firearm instructors may not give their students ammunition for live fire practice if they do not meet the above requirements. Firearm owners may not be able to take friends and family members to the shooting range. This creates a safety hazard as people may not get the proper firearm safety training.

The effects of SB2635:

  1. SAFETY HAZARD
  2. Less firearm’s safety classes and training offered.
  3. Reduces the number of firearm owners
  4. No shooting fairs.
  5. Adversely affects independent instructors and organizations like LIFE, hunters education, etc.
  6. Adversely affects the boy scouts and high school shooting teams.
  7. Family members (without a firearms registration) cannot use ammunition for self-defense.
  8. Administration nightmare re-registering firearms to add different calibers and alternate persons.

References:
Read the SB2635 bill and status
JUD/PVM Committee question on firearms instructors

CALL TO ACTION:

Contact representatives in the House and tell them to “OPPOSE/VOTE NO” for SB2635. Tell them you are a firearms instructor/coach/trainer and that this bill is a SAFETY HAZARD because people will not get the proper firearms training and practice. It is also a unconstitutional restriction on the 2nd Amendment.

Call and/or email the following:

  1. Hawaii State Representative for your district. Tell them you reside in the district. House District map
  2. Speaker of the House
    Scott Saiki, 808-586-6100, repsaiki@capitol.hawaii.gov
  3. At least 2 random Representatives highlighted in yellow below.
  4. At least 2 random Representatives highlighted in red below.

Tell the Representatives to “OPPOSE/VOTE NO” on SBSB2635

Reservations = Has some objections to ammo restrictions
Support = Supports ammo restrictions
Oppose = Opposes ammo restrictions. Our gun rights friends!

Position on SB2635NameContactDistrict
ReservationsAquino, Henry J.C.808-586-6520
repaquino@capitol.hawaii.gov
38: Waipahu
ReservationsCachola, Romy M.808-586-6010
repcachola@capitol.hawaii.gov
30: Kalihi Kai, Sand Island, Hickam, Pearl Harbor, Ford Island, Halawa Valley Estate
ReservationsCreagan, M.D., Richard P.808-586-9605
repcreagan@capitol.hawaii.gov
5: Naalehu, Ocean View, Capt. Cook, Kealakekua, Kailua-Kona
ReservationsCullen, Ty J.K.808-586-8490
repcullen@capitol.hawaii.gov
39: Royal Kunia, Village Park, Waipahu, Makakilo, West Loch
ReservationsGates, Cedric Asuega808-586-8460
repgates@capitol.hawaii.gov
44: Waianae, Makaha, Makua, Maili
ReservationsHashimoto, Troy808-586-9444
rephashimoto@capitol.hawaii.gov
8: Kahakuloa, Waihee, Waiehu, Puuohala, Wailuku, Waikapu
ReservationsHolt, Daniel808-586-6180
repholt@capitol.hawaii.gov
29: Kalihi, Palama, Iwilei, Chinatown
ReservationsKitagawa, Lisa808-586-8540
repkitagawa@capitol.hawaii.gov
48: Kaneohe, Kahaluu, Waiahole
ReservationsKobayashi, Dale808-586-8475
repdkobayashi@capitol.hawaii.gov
23: Manoa, Punahou, University, Moiliili
ReservationsMcKelvey, Angus808-586-6160
repmckelvey@capitol.hawaii.gov
10: West Maui, Maalaea, North Kihei
ReservationsSan Buenaventura, Joy A.808-586-6530
repsanbuenaventura
@capitol.hawaii.gov
4: Puna
ReservationsThielen, Cynthia808-586-6480
repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov
50: Kailua, Kaneohe Bay
ReservationsTodd, Chris808-586-8480
reptodd@capitol.hawaii.gov
2: Keaukaha, parts of Hilo, Panaewa, Waiakea
ReservationsYamane, Ryan I.808-586-6150
repyamane@capitol.hawaii.gov
37: Mililani, Waipio Gentry, Waikele
SupportBelatti, Della Au808-586-9425
repbelatti@capitol.hawaii.gov
24: Makiki, Tantalus, Papakolea, McCully, Pawaa, Manoa
SupportBrower, Tom808-586-8520
repbrower@capitol.hawaii.gov
22: Waikiki, Ala Moana
SupportCabanilla Arakawa, Rida808-586-6080
repcabanilla@capitol.hawaii.gov
41: Ewa, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ewa Villages, Hoakalei, Ocean Pointe
SupportHashem, Mark J.808-586-6510
rephashem@capitol.hawaii.gov
18: Hahaione, Kuliouou, Niu Valley, Aina Haina, Waialae, Kahala
SupportIchiyama, Linda E.808-586-6220
repichiyama@capitol.hawaii.gov
32: Moanalua Valley, Salt Lake, Aliamanu
SupportJohanson, Aaron Ling808-586-9470
repjohanson@capitol.hawaii.gov
31: Moanalua, Red Hill, Foster Village, Aiea, Fort Shafter, Moanalua Gardens, Aliamanu, Lower Pearlridge
SupportKobayashi, Bertrand808-586-6310
repkobayashi@capitol.hawaii.gov
19: Waialae, Kahala, Diamond Head, Kaimuki, Kapahulu
SupportLee, Chris808-586-9450
replee@capitol.hawaii.gov
51: Kailua, Waimanalo
SupportLowen, Nicole808-586-8400
replowen@capitol.hawaii.gov
6: Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau
SupportLuke, Sylvia J.808-586-6200
repluke@capitol.hawaii.gov
25: Makiki, Punchbowl, Nuuanu, Dowsett Highlands, Pacific Heights, Pauoa
SupportMatayoshi, Scot808-586-8470
repmatayoshi@capitol.hawaii.gov
49: Kaneohe, Maunawili, Olomana
SupportMizuno, John808-586-6050
repmizuno@capitol.hawaii.gov
28: Kalihi Valley, Kamehameha Heights, portion of Lower Kalihi
SupportMorikawa, Dee808-586-6280
repmorikawa@capitol.hawaii.gov
16: Niihau, Lehua, Koloa, Waimea
SupportNakamura, Nadine K808-586-8435
repnakamura@capitol.hawaii.gov
14: Hanalei, Princeville, Kilauea, Anahola, Kapaa, Wailua
SupportNakashima, Mark M.808-586-6680
repnakashima@capitol.hawaii.gov
1: Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo
SupportNishimoto, Scott Y.808-586-8515
repnishimoto@capitol.hawaii.gov
21: Kapahulu, McCully, Moiliili
SupportOhno, Takashi808-586-9415
repohno@capitol.hawaii.gov
27: Nuuanu, Liliha, Puunui, Alewa Heights
SupportOnishi, Richard H.K.808-586-6120
reponishi@capitol.hawaii.gov
3: Hilo, Keaau, Kurtistown, Volcano
SupportPerruso, Amy A.808-586-6700
repperruso@capitol.hawaii.gov
46: Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, Launani Valley
SupportSaiki, Scott K.808-586-6100
repsaiki@capitol.hawaii.gov
26: McCully, Kaheka, Kakaako, Downtown
SupportTakayama, Gregg808-586-6340
reptakayama@capitol.hawaii.gov
34: Pearl City, Waimalu, Pacific Palisades
SupportTakumi, Roy M.808-586-6170
reptakumi@capitol.hawaii.gov
35: Pearl City, Manana, Waipio
SupportTarnas, David808-586-8510
reptarnas@capitol.hawaii.gov
7: North Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala
SupportWildberger,Tina M.L.808-586-8525
repwildberger@capitol.hawaii.gov
11: Kihei, Wailea, Makena
SupportWoodson, Justin H.808-586-6210
repwoodson@capitol.hawaii.gov
9: Kahului, Puunene, Old Sand Hills, Maui Lani
SupportYamashita, Kyle T.808-586-6330
repyamashita@capitol.hawaii.gov
12: Spreckelsville, Pukalani, Makawao, Kula, Keokea, Ulupalakua, Kahului
OpposeDeCoite, Lynn808-586-6790
repdecoite@Capitol.hawaii.gov
13: Haiku, Hana, Kaupo, Kipahulu, Nahiku, Paia, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Molokini
OpposeEli, Stacelynn K.M.808-586-8465
repeli@capitol.hawaii.gov
43: Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili
OpposeHar, Sharon808-586-8500
rephar@capitol.hawaii.gov
42: Kapolei, Makakilo
OpposeKong, Sam808-586-8455
repkong@capitol.hawaii.gov
33: Aiea
OpposeMatsumoto, Lauren808-586-9490
repmatsumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov
45: Schofield, Mokuleia, Waialua, Kunia, Waipio Acres, Mililani
OpposeMcDermott, Bob808-586-9730
repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov
H District 40: Ewa, Ewa Beach, Ewa By Gentry, Iroquois Point
OpposeOkimoto, Val808-586-9460
repokimoto@capitol.hawaii.gov
36: Mililani Mauka, Mililani
OpposeQuinlan, Sean808-586-6380
repquinlan@capitol.hawaii.gov
47: Waialua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Waiahole, Waikane, Sunset Beach, Punaluu, Kaaawa
OpposeSay, Calvin K. Y.808-586-6900
repsay@capitol.hawaii.gov
20: St. Louis Heights, Palolo, Maunalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, Kaimuki
OpposeTokioka, James Kunane808-586-6270
reptokioka@capitol.hawaii.gov
15: Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town, Omao
OpposeWard, Ph.D., Gene808-586-6420
repward@capitol.hawaii.gov
17: Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley