Key bills have been reported and cleared the committees and are up for their 2nd reading floor vote today or tomorrow, and 3rd reading on Tuesday. You have to contact your district house representatives. We have some opposition in the House on HB1732 and HB2075, and some support for HB2464.
Last week HB1732 Electric guns had it's first committee hearing with proposed HD1 which changed the "near" government buildings to the grounds of. It only had 1 supporting testimony and lots of opposition. HPD opposed the bill. Lopresti, normally anti gun, gave a story of how his family was confronted by a criminal in Chinatown and made him see why self-defense is important. Vote was close, 6 to 4 to advance it. Just one more no vote would've killed it. Noes were Lopresti, McKelvey, Tokioka, and Ward.
HB2464 no duty to retreat also had a hearing at the same time. There were overwhelming supporting testimonies and about 10 opposition testimonies from anti-gun groups, and around 10 opposition from gun rights people that meant to support it. That could've been a costly mistake, not sure why there were so many mistakes. No testimony was submitted by the AG, HPD, or other agencies which surprised everyone, including the legislators. The bill advanced with another close vote 6 to 4 with Noes to D Kobayashi, Lowen, McKelvey, and Takumi.
Overall odds are against us on these two bills, but we have a fair chance of defeating HB1732 if we can get lots, 1,000 people, to call in. Same is true for passing HB2464.