Initial batch of bills are listed in the table, still 4 more days of introductions. Many of these gun control bills were written by HPD.
HB1598 re: carry permits has a couple of good elements to it such as being valid statewide instead of by county, and AG approves (I know) permits instead of the chiefs. However the bad far outweights the good as fees go up to $100 per year and it requires a firearms safety class every year. This could also be used to derail the Young v Hawaii open carry case as the AG has been pushing the chiefs to issue some permits to invalidate the lawsuit.
HB1599 gets rid of the 1 year long gun permit so you must apply each time like with handguns.
HB1600 eliminates the 15/75 day loaning of firearms. This affects hunters, loaning guns to friends, loaning guns for someone to defend themselves, spouses w/o dual registration etc. This also eliminates the last chance for those under 21 to posses a firearm on their own.
HB1615. I'm neutral on this bill as I don't think more laws are needed, however I understand the reason. I would like to amend it to exclude your property and place of sojourn instead of just your dwelling.
HB1733 Restricts 80% receivers and requires them to be sold with a serial number and with a permit. There have been crimes commited with 80%s recently. However still opposed to this bill because people should be able to buy it freely and the government officials aren't doing their job to keep criminals locked away.
HB1736 Rifle mags >10 rounds. Everyone better show up in person at the committee hearing to oppose this.
HB1790 Stand your ground. Looks pretty good...I'm surprised this came up from representative.