SB2456

Measure Title: RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Report Title: Firearms; Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant; Prohibited Possession of Firearms and Ammunition
Description: Prohibits a person who has been twice convicted within ten years of committing the offense of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant from owning, possessing, or controlling any firearm or ammunition.
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Package: None
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Introducer(s): RUDERMAN, Baker, Kim, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro

HIFICO POSITION: OPPOSE

Removing someone’s constitutionally protected rights should be one of the hardest things for a government to do.  This law would allow remove a person’s right to bear arms for a crime that generally has no jail time attached. Currently, Hawaii law prohibits a person with a DUI from owning firearms UNTIL they get a medical clearance letter from a doctor saying they are not adversely affected by Alcohol.