Senate JDC Bills June 25th

The Legislature is back in session with three gun control bills needing testimony for the SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (JDC) for the hearing on Thursday June 25, 2020 at 10AM.  The State Capitol is closed to the public, no oral testimonies will be taken.

We need everyone’s help to stop these bills by calling in to their legislators AND submitting written testimony.  We have a shot at defeating or changing these bills as the legislature is supposed to be focused on the COVID19 emergency and not on gun control.

 

Call in

(you must also submit written testimony below)

Call the legislators ( Keohokalole and Gabbard are the most important) and ask if you can talk to them directly or leave a message with the staff.  State your opposition to the bills.  If you are unable to call them during the day, please leave a message on the phone.

  1. Jarrett Keohokalole, 808-587-7215
  2. Mike Gabbard, 808-586-6830
  3. Kurt Fevella, 808-586-6360
  4. Donna Mercado Kim, 808-587-7200
  5. Karl Rhoads, 808-586-6130

Also call the Senate President to ask him to stop the hearing and Senate votes for these bills.  This emergency session is supposed to be focused on the COVID19 emergency, not on unconstitutional gun control bills.

  • Ronald Kouchi, 808-586-6030

Also contact your district Senator to voice your opposition to the gun control bills being heard.  Find your Senator here:  https://hifico.org/districtmaps/

Written Testimony:

Please click on the links below to submit your testimony.  Please write at least a few lines on why you oppose the bills such as  personal experiences, self-defense uses, unconstitutionality, the cost to you, etc.

Priority deadline: Wednesday June 24th, 2020 at 10AM
Late deadline:  Thursday June 25th, 2020 at 10AM

 

HB 1902 RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Extends the prohibition for large capacity magazines to all firearms, rather than just pistols. Provides an exception to the prohibition for law enforcement agencies and duly authorized officers. Prohibits certain individuals from owning firearms who: (1) as a minor, were diagnosed with behavioral, emotional, or mental disorders, unless the person has been medically documented to be no longer either adversely affected by the behavioral, emotional, or mental disorder or deemed a danger to themselves or others; or (2) were adjudicated by the family court to have committed a certain number of crimes of violence. Requires records of these diagnoses or adjudications to be made available to law enforcement officials. Provides an exemption for blank-firing weapons used as props for theatrical purposes. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY
HB 2744 RELATING TO GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION.

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)

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY
HB 2292 RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.

Repeals the existing law that bans electric guns, and replaces it with a law that restricts the ownership, use, storage, and disposal of electric guns, regulates the sale, distribution, and transfer of electric guns, requires training and education on electric guns, prohibits certain individuals from the possession and use of electric guns, and prohibits the carrying or use of electric guns in the commission of crimes. Establishes permitting requirement to acquire electric projectile guns and registration requirements. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY