A post I wrote up a couple weeks ago.
Hawaii Firearms Coalition
Published by Soleil Roache · May 10 at 10:46 AM
Yukutake/Kikukawa v. Shikada
Our court case regarding firearms permits and inspection started in October 2019 to ease the burden on acquiring firearms in Hawaii. I bought my first gun since then from my friend (and co-plaintiff) David Kikukawa at Danger Close Tactical.
I didn't have to take any time off of work to get my gun. I applied during HPD's afterwork hours on Wednesday, received my permit by email, and registered my gun online. Prior to the lawsuit, the required three day trips to HPD cost me $300 in lost wages with each firearm purchased. Multiply that by 25,000 permits applications per year, that means $7.5 million in lost wages annually for Hawaii gun owners.
I hoped the State would drop their appeal as this was a win-win for everyone - gun owners saved time and money, police departments save manpower better used for patrols and investigations, and the State would save taxpayers’ money by not continuing the litigation on this lawsuit. I was wrong.
The lawsuit will continue in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and we have a very strong case. Many thanks to the organizations submitting amicus briefs in support of this lawsuit: Hawaii Rifle Association , NRA - National Rifle Association of America, Second Amendment Foundation / Madison Society Foundation, Gun Owners of America and many others who wrote and supported the briefs. And most importantly Attorney Alan Beck and Stephen Stamboulieh for taking on this lawsuit.https://hifico.org/yukutake-v-connors-registration-and-permit-law/https://pdfhost.io/v/x7CXgx0Ob_Yukutake_HRA_Amicus_Briefhttps://pdfhost.io/v/mWqbo1cu7_Yukutake_NRA_Amicus_Briefhttps://pdfhost.io/v/sZuASQwW1_SAF_MSF_Amici_Brief_Yukatake_TBFhttps://pdfhost.io/v/0GJ22fLrA_SYukutake_amicus_brief_finalwpd