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General Discussion / HIFICO: Pizzas & Permits night at HPD 10-20-21
« on: October 15, 2021, 09:19:16 PM »
Hawaii Firearms Coalition is celebrating our 2A wins and the start of HPD firearms evening hours for permitting and registration.  We want a lot of people to show up.  Apply for your permit to acquire or catch up on registration.  Apply for your long gun permit.  Apply for your carry permit.  Or just show up to support and eat pizza.

HPD will have extended hours every wednesday 8am to 6:30pm and will service everyone in line by 6:30pm no matter how long it takes.  I will be out there till the last person finishes even if it's midnight.  If you are registering a firearm, you don't have to bring the firearm in to do so but bring in your permit and firearm info (model, barrel length, serial# etc).

Thanks to my partner David Kikukawa (Danger Close Tactical) and attorney's Alan Beck and Stephen Stamboulieh for helping me win this in Yukutake v. Conners.

General Discussion / Remington ammo back in action
« on: April 12, 2021, 07:32:51 AM »
Looks like Remington has finally ramped up their ammo production to help fill the shortage after their plants were idled due to its bankruptcy.  I think ammo prices has plateaued with more production capacity online and covid winding down. Should have better supply in the stores but prices will remain elevated for a while.
Off Topic / Pilots license
« on: April 04, 2021, 04:49:13 PM »
Anyone have a pilots license or planning to get one?  I'm considering getting my private pilot license this year and doing a group buy for a plane.  I could use it to travel inter-island to teach classes, attend competitions, and other 2A activism work.  And take guests for tours.  My bucket list item would be to spend a couple weeks flying cross country on the mainland.
Legal and Activism / HIFICO 2A Mid-Session update webinar
« on: March 20, 2021, 02:54:19 PM »
The Hawaii Firearms Coalition will be holding it's 2021 Mid Session update webinar on Thursday March 25 at 7pm on zoom and fb live.  We will review out past events, analyze our progress in the legislature, and give updates on future projects along with answering your questions.

 Please email your questions you'd like us to answer along with issues to address, projects you are working on, and other topics you'd like to bring up.

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Legal and Activism / ACLU Civil Rights Townhall 3-16-21
« on: March 15, 2021, 05:00:45 PM »
We're going to barrage the ACLU with a lot of questions and comments on the 2nd Amendment.  Flood the chat.  Ask them why they haven't submitted testimony on the gun bills.  Are they preparing lawsuits?  What do they think about open carry.  Can the hold a 2a discussion forum?  Sen Chang will be there so ask him questions too.  Can we make a 2A segment in the ACLU.

Be cordial but firm, and stick with 2A issues.  Invite them to the range.  They're not going to turn on a dime and change their position overnight, but putting on the pressure will make them do something someday.

ACLU 2A position.
ACLU on carrying while protesting.

ACLU of Hawai‘i Civil Rights Town Hall
Date: March 16, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. HST
Location: Online, Zoom

Also post on their FB live feed:.
Legal and Activism / Upcoming Floor Vote, Call In!
« on: March 02, 2021, 06:17:51 PM »
Call your district Senator and Representative!  Everyone's did a good job at testifying this year with the active gun bills being whittled and watered down to these main five.  The gun bills have passed their first round of committees and are headed to a floor vote starting March 4th through March 11th before crossover.  We need everyone to call and email your district Senator and Representative and tell them you support/oppose these bills.
Please be respectful on your calls as we need legislators and their staff on our side.
Learn more on our website at  Find your legislator at
HIFICO will have a FB Live and ZOOM discussion on Thursday March 4th at 8pm to go over these bills and answer any questions.

FB Live:

General Discussion / HB534 Right to Self Defense Webinar 2-21-21 4pm
« on: February 20, 2021, 06:20:25 PM »
The HB534 Right to Self Defense webinar is open to anyone and will give an overview of Hawaii's self-defense laws and how HB535 provides additional protections for victims of violent crime.  This is a complex topic and this webinar will help you to understand HB534 and write your testimony for Tuesday's JHA committee hearing, provide oral testimony through Zoom, and topics to bring up with your district legislator.

Panelists include:
Megan Kau - Attorney
Michael Kitchens - Stolen Stuff Hawaii
Andrew Namiki Roberts - Hawaii Firearms Coalition

Sunday Feb 21 at 4pm (you can enter 5 min prior)
Watch on Facebook live:

Watch on Zoom:  click the link below to join the webinar through a web browser or smartphone.  You may need to install the Zoom application.

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699009128,,96645179797#,,,,*534534#  or +12532158782,,96645179797#,,,,*534534#

Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 966 4517 9797
Passcode: 534534

HB534 & status:
HRS 703-304 Use of Force in Self Protection:
HRS 703-306 Use of Force for Protection of Property:
Definitions and other information:
REMINDER:  You must submit testimony for every hearing scheduled for the same bill.

SUPPORTING Testimony needed for HB534 The Right to Self Defense (formerly known as Stand Your Ground)
Hearing JHA committee Tuesday 2-23-21 2pm

We need SUPPORTING testimony for HB534 coming up for JHA hearing on Tuesday Feb 23rd at 2pm.  This bill provides criminal and civil protections when you defend yourself from a violent criminal, removes the duty to retreat or give up possessions, and other protections.  This will benefit gun stores and other retailers that have liability concerns during a robbery.  The protections in this bill also apply when defending yourself anywhere you are allowed to be.  HIFICO initially opposed this bill due to the original wording reduced self-defense protections.  WE NOW SUPPORT THIS BILL AS IT WAS CHANGED TO INCREASE PROTECTIONS.  SUPPORT this bill and make changes to your old testimony from the prior PDP committee hearing.  Gun Stores – share your liability and crime concerns in your testimony and have other retailers do the same.  Hearing is on Tuesday 2-23-21 at 2pm.  Zoom video testimony requests must be made no less than 24 hours prior to the hearing.

We are planning to have a Zoom and Facebook Webinar on Sunday afternoon to go over the details in this bill as it can be confusing.  I will send a follow up post.

Just want to iterate that this is a good thing.  Rarely do we have good bills like this pass even one committee hearing.

Got 2 recommended free online seminars to watch this week:

The first is from the NRA on communicating with legislators.  75% of the 2A activism fight is talking to your legislators and the community outside of the State Capitol and this webinar shows you how.  This is for tomorrow, Feb 17, at 2pm Hawaii time.  Register for the event at:

The second webinar is from our friends at Active Self Protection about what to do after a self-defense incident.  This will be important in our push for Stand Your Ground laws and CCW in Hawaii.  This knowledge will help you to talk to your legislators about self-defense and why laws are needed to protect the good guys.  Register here:  Event is on Thursday February 18 at 3pm HST
Legal and Activism / Maui 2A signwaving 2-17-21
« on: February 16, 2021, 04:14:55 PM »
Please support our brothers and sisters on Maui with their sign waving event tomorrow, Wed 2-17-21 from 4:30pm to 6pm at the Kaahumanu shopping center.

Hunting / GMAC Meeting 2-18-21
« on: February 15, 2021, 02:07:47 PM »
Game Management Advisory Commission will have it's meeting on Thursday February 18th at 5pm via Zoom to talk about hunting topics.
Legal and Activism / SB301 AWB Call In - Barrage their phones!
« on: February 11, 2021, 09:37:21 AM »
SB301 (assault weapons ban) is up for hearing TOMORROW (2-12-21)
We need you to call the legislators, even if you submitted testimony already.
Calling and letting legislators know that you are a resident of Hawaii and would like them to oppose SB301 may very well turn the tide in our favor.

SB301 will ban 90% of rifles in common use, for self-defense.
SB301 will ban all magazines with more than 10 rounds. (Even though we currently have multiple lawsuits open, overturning current bans)
SB301 will put gun stores in Hawaii out of business.

Call the following legislators and ask them to OPPOSE SB301. (If you get voice mail leave a message)
Jarrett Keohokalole : 587-7215
Laura Acasio : 586-6760
Donna Mercado Kim : 587-7200
Chris Lee : 587-8388
Karl Rhoads 586-6130

Also call our 2 gun rights supporters on the committee and tell them thanks for opposing SB307 50 cal ban last Tuesday, and to oppose SB301 AWB tomorrow.
Kurt Fevella 586-6360
Mike Gabbard 586-6830

Help the hunters, submit a quick SUPPORT testimony for SB568 landowner liability which protects landowners from frivolous lawsuits.  It could help to open up more private lands for hunting, fishing, hiking, and other recreation.  You can use the same testimony as HB101 which died.  You can also do live ZOOM video testimony.  Hearing 2-11-21 1:30pm.
General Discussion / Everyone on 2A Hawaii - Testimony needed
« on: February 07, 2021, 08:46:58 AM »
We need everyone on 2A Hawaii, yes I really mean everyone, to submit testimony to block these bills (and pass one) like the Assault Weapons Ban that is being fast tracked through the legislature that would ban all of your AR15's, and pretty much all of your semiautos at that.  We're trying to get 1000 in a week which is a monumental feat, so get your family, friends, and co-workers to do it.  Kids too.

It doesn't take long to testify, 2 minutes on the AWB, 15 minutes if you want to do all of them.  You don't have to write anything technical or lengthy, just a "This bill is unconstitutional" or "I oppose this bill because it would ban the rifles I use for work or for self-defense"  is the minimum you need to write.  You can write more of course.  Deadlines are very short, testimony should be submitted 24 hours before the hearing time if possible.
Also head over the the 2A legal and activism section to learn more about this.

If you need help, I have a weekly webinar to go over how to testify on Zoom and FB.  One is tonight.

More fun!  Hearings on 2-9-21 at 2pm for Judiciary (JHA).  Priority testimony deadline 2-8-21 at 2pm.   Must use the website to submit testimony for these.  Links will also be on the HIFICO page.
Need maximum participation.  Get your family members, friends, and coworkers to submit.

HB31 Firearm storage, age changed from 16 to 18

Recommend SUPPORT    HB662 Restores limited firearms ownership for misdemeanor offend

HB1366 Makes the 2020 Ghost Gun bill retroactive

Legal and Activism / SB301 Assault Weapon/Mag Ban Hearing 2-12-21
« on: February 05, 2021, 06:09:37 PM »
SB301 Assault rifle/mag ban up for hearing on Friday 2-12-21

SB307 50 cal ban up for hearing on Tuesday 2-9-21

This is critical since this year there are only 2 committee it has to clear instead of 4, so it's fast tracked.

Need help collecting testimonies, looking for 1,000+

For these 2 bills. Hifico I has a easy testimony page:.

The other bills have to be done on the capitol website.

OPPOSE - HB534 Stand your Ground bill is up on Tuesday 2/2/21 at 9:45am.  Priority deadline for written testimony and request ZOOM testimony is Monday 2/1/21 at 9:45am

OPPOSE it due to two problems with HB534.
1.  Section (2) has a stand your ground clause added to it for deadly force against the listed violent crimes.  However it conflicts with (5)(b) which still has the original wording "...safely by retreating or by surrendering possession...."  So the second part nullifies the first part.  Not sure if intentional or an error.

2.  Section (5) (B) (i) removes "castle doctorine" in the workplace, requiring you to retreat if possible.

More info here:

Also support the hunters by testifying on this bill, priority deadline 2/1/21 9am, which clarifies landowner liability protections and could help to open up more private lands for hunting.
This bill covers these example activities: includes but is not limited to any of the following, or any combination thereof: hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking, pleasure driving, nature study, water skiing, winter sports, and viewing or enjoying historical, archaeological, scenic, or scientific sites.
Legal and Activism / HIFICO Test Fire! Zoom checkup & testimony help
« on: January 29, 2021, 10:03:08 PM »

****This event is on Zoom and Facebook Live (HIFICO page)****
Attend this "test fire" session to learn how to use ZOOM videoconferencing app and to check your ZOOM connection, learn how to testify at the legislature, and general 2nd Amendment Q&A.
Due to COVID19 and resulting closure of the State Capitol to the public, there will be no "in-person" testimony allowed. All testimony will be done through Zoom over a smartphone or computer.

ZOOM Link:
You can install and connect to the Zoom HIFICO meeting room using the link above on a smartphone or computer.

Read more about legislature remote testimony procedures here:
Or watch the video here:
Legal and Activism / HIFICO 2A Legislative Webinar 2-3-21
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:09:32 PM »
The Hawaii Firearms Coalition will host our annual 2A Legislative Webinar to discuss gun and hunting bills introduced in the legislature and what you can do to help.
We'll also discuss our upcoming sign waving event in Honolulu on February 13th.  The webinar will be on Zoom videoconferencing and Facebook Live.
In the meantime take a look at our bill tracker:

FB Live:

Political Discussion / Motivational reasoning and politics
« on: January 23, 2021, 11:42:11 AM »
Found this good video on motivational reasoning.  Why people act and make the choices they make even if it doesn't make sense.  It explains a lot of what happens in your life, politics, problems, and movements.  Highly recommended.  As I always say, be skeptical of the things you want the most.

Do you think you're affected by this when it comes to politics?

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