They want to bring back the bringing in the firearm for registration for all purchases/transfers not done by a FFL. So out of state purchase, private sale, inheritance, etc...
A judge already ruled HI cannot do this and yet here is the bill that ignores a judges ruling.
Also read the bill. They use militia as an example, but leave out the ages for a militia (18), because you must be 21 to buy a gun in Hawaii.
They also stated the militia was mainly white men.
They used 30,000 annual gun violence deaths is the reason for this, but isn't 2/3 of these deaths suicide per FBI/CDC stats? (Correct if I'm wrong).
Arguing statistics is unproductive. People have been conditioned for decades to believe that metrics are always the best method to determine what problems exist and whether or not implemented solutions are having a positive effect. The problem with using metrics to define and track a political issue is too many significant metrics are ignored while pushing an agenda that's bolstered by other metrics.
Your comment/question is a good example of how the numbers are not honestly applied to the discussion & analysis.
Here's all we need to know: Correlation does not equal causation. Hawaii has a lot of variables to account for other than strict laws. Isolation from other states due to our location in the Pacific is a big one. Culture is another. Hawaii did not evolve under the US Constitution the way other states did. For a couple hundred years, the US protected gun ownership via the Constitution, and Hawaii was never a part of that history.
Hawaii loves to tout how unique we are compared to the mainland. "That won't work here, because Hawaii is unique!" Yet, when it comes to gun laws and the "impact" they have on crime, suddenly they have no problem comparing pineapples to oranges.
According to the "findings" in the Bill, Hawaii has the lowest rate of firearm deaths in the US -- fewer than 50 per year
giving us a rate of 3.4/100,000.
in 2018, we saw 147 meth deaths
in Hawaii, way more than any other state per capita -- nearly 3 times the national average. That's also nearly 3 times the number of "gun deaths" here.
Seems like more should be done to fix the REAL drug problem here instead of making more gun laws WHEN THEY ALREADY CLAIM THE TOP SPOT for least number of gun deaths.
There's no gun problem here if you look at the stats, yet we are making more laws to combat gun ownership. Makes zero logical sense. Take that time to research and enact laws that fix real problems.