SB3053

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Measure Title: RELATING TO FIREARMS.
Report Title: Firearms; Gun Safety; Fifty Caliber Guns
Description: Amends HRS 134-8 to include fifty caliber guns in the list of prohibited weapons.
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral:
Introducer(s): K. RHOADS

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Hawaii Firearms Coalition OPPOSES this bill.

  • Bans “fifty caliber guns”
  • Vaguely worded to cover all “fifty caliber guns”
  • Criminal use of the 50BMG firearm is either extremely rare or possibly never has happened.

SB3053 was probably meant to ban 50BMG firearms however it is vaguely worded to ban all “fifty caliber guns” which could include 500S&W revolvers, Desert Eagle 50AE handguns, and Civil War muskets.

50BMG rifles use in crime is either extremely rare or possibly never happened.  This bill bans a gun out of unsubstantiated fear and may set future precedent to ban other large calibers of firearms and “sniper rifles” due to their scariness.