Contact Governor Ige and ask him to VETO HB2744 "ghost gun" bill.
The institution of yet ANOTHER bureaucracy, that cost taxpayer dollars, to implement more “studies” on violent crime, and the crime committed by FELONS with firearms, is not a necessary and prudent use of taxpayer dollars. I can save this State millions right here and now. Gun control DOES NOT WORK, because you cannot legislate morals nor values. The only people that will be affected by gun control are the people that already abide by the laws. This makes law-abiding citizens even more vulnerable to the very criminals that will NEVER abide such laws in any case.
The "ghost gun" rider CRAMMED into this bill will do absolutely nothing to stop nor hamper criminals or their intent. The law is useless. Those who intend to build their own firearms for their own PERSONAL USE are the only people affected. No CRIMINAL will be affected by this law as it is ALREADY a felony to build, posses, or use an unregistered firearm in the State of Hawaii. This law also injects VERY VAUGE language, that can be manipulated and interpreted to turn THOUSANDS of currently legal gun owners, that own thousands of the most popular platforms, into instant criminals.
Hawaii’s economy IS IN A DEATH SPIRAL. We needed the legislature to work on the MAJOR AND IMMEDIATE threats and issues assaulting this State in its most dire time in the 21st century, and gun control of law-abiding citizens IS NOT ONE OF THESE THREATS. Instead, they diverted valuable time in the name of partisan politics and special interests. I am utterly disgusted by this waste of legislation and the entire legislature itself.
"Thank you for writing to me regarding legislation that is of importance to you. All bills passed during the 2020 legislative session will be transmitted to me for approval or veto. I will have ten session days to make decisions on bills that are passed on or prior to April 16, 2020. I will have until the veto deadline of July 14, 2020 for any bills that are enrolled in my office after April 16.
For bills I have not yet approved or vetoed, I will be considering public comments submitted prior to the veto deadline.
The Notice of Intent to Veto deadline (June 29, 2020) is the last day I can send a notice to the legislature that I am considering a veto on any bills not yet approved.
However, if a bill is on the intent-to-veto list, that does not mean I will veto it. I can also sign it or decide to let it become law without my signature.
If a bill that has been passed is not on the intent-to-veto list, it will become law, with or without my approval, after July 14, 2020.
Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
Governor David Ige"