SB621 : Requires a person to report the person’s lost, stolen, or destroyed firearms to the appropriate county police department. Establishes penalties for failure to report.
Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY OPPOSES this bill.
Although do believe a responsible gun owner should report lost or stolen firearm, This bill will make it a criminal act not to do so. The wording goes beyond the bounds of the constitution and would make it so that a person who does not report lost of firearms within 24 hours would lose their firearms rights for the rest of their life.
If a firearm is stolen and the owner is not aware, if that firearm comes into contact with the police this person would now be a criminal. Unless they can somehow prove they had no knowledge of it being stolen. As its impossible to prove you did not know something this would make them a criminal.
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