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Off Topic / Re: Net neutrality
« on: May 08, 2017, 04:45:15 PM »
There are many ways to fund a business that wants to do isp services. (Venture capitalist, investors, etc.)  And there are other means besides wiring the island.

There are small businesses that can and try even here in Hawaii that are small businesses such as ServPac and Pacific Wavecome, or Systemmetrics before they were bought by Hawaiian Telcom. Or even large businesses like Google Fiber to allow them to compete without a regulatory handicap. But that's besides the point.

It's not the governments job to make sure a small business can become an ISP but they should make sure they are not in the way.

It comes down to a difference in ideology. With with water, fire, etc. I'd rather trust a model that truly puts the power in the hands of the consumer rather than the bureaucrat.

I know what title 2 does. An isp should be free to prioritize or slow down data from any type of network traffic it chooses. Consumers are a powerful force if the government stays out of it's way.
Off Topic / Re: Net neutrality
« on: May 08, 2017, 03:06:36 PM »
My business is commercial/enterprise IT services but that's irrelevant to the real issue which is government interference in free markets.

Government should not tell private business what they can and do with their network infrastructure they built. If a business chooses to filter or throttle network activity on their network for whatever reason let consumer demand dictate if they will continue to stay in business.

I prefer to remove government barriers so there are more broadband choice and more ISP's to choose from.

Net Neutrality like a lot of government regulations keeps the barriers to enter a market high that only large business can afford and often legislate for to keep their dominance.

Couple Notes:
The free market is not supposed to protect you from being hurt by any one. It's gives you the opportunity to take your business elsewhere.

I'm pretty sure I can live without internet for 3 days. Water... not so much.

General Discussion / Re: NRA Annual Meeting
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:34:41 AM »
Thanks for the posts. I'm curious if any one sells the UTM rounds locally. Shipping to Hawaii via UPS for a box is almost $50. :(
General Discussion / Re: New Records Management System for Permits??
« on: January 04, 2016, 07:56:20 PM »
Interesting that they put the concealed firearms permit application on their website.
Off Topic / Re: 5.56 is a antipersonnel round
« on: December 14, 2015, 07:29:09 AM »
I've learned a long time ago, tv/movies are far from reality when it comes to guns. I watch them to escape reality.
Legal and Activism / Re: Syrian Refugees
« on: November 18, 2015, 04:55:58 AM »
Ige's response to people's response on welcoming refugees.
General Discussion / Russian Get's Concealed Carry (and we don't)
« on: October 08, 2015, 07:13:40 AM »
How crazy is it that Russia get's concealed carry yet we in Hawaii don't. My world is upside down.
General Discussion / Re: PC patrol strikes again
« on: July 04, 2015, 04:17:11 PM »
So glad I was able to get a hot wheels scale version of General Lee before the prices went crazy. Which I could afford the real thing.
Only a matter of time my friend...  I hope.

As some of you may be aware, Attorney Alan Gura has been waging a legal battle against the District of Columbia (as well as other jurisdictions) based upon their unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment generally, and DC residents concealed carry rights in particular.

Having already won a court decision compelling the District–and in particular, it’s Police Chief Cathy Lanier (pictured above)–to issue concealed carry permits to lawful, qualified residents, Gura naturally ran into the usual anti-gun rearguard position: “Sure, we’ll issue permits–on terms of our own choosing. Terms that nobody except our rich friends and political comrades will ever be deemed to have satisfied.”

And those terms invariably require that the applicant have some special and unusual reason to be granted a concealed carry permit.  This is the kind of restriction still being employed in liberal states like New Jersey and New York, and which was being employed in California until the recent Peruta decision by the 9th Circuit.

Gura responded to Lanier’s demand that applications show some special reason–above and beyond simply being law-abiding Americans with civil rights–by filing a motion for an injunction with the US District Court for DC, to prohibit Lanier from imposing those special conditions.

Today that Court handed down it’s decision on the requested motion–and Gura was the big winner, again:
Legal and Activism / Re: The Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:47:15 PM »
Did you ask the major the written department rules and regulation that he used to make this determination? Such rules are required to be made public by law. Unless he is following a publicly available written rule he is violating your constitutional right to bear arms that are legal to own.
Legal and Activism / Re: The Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:40:05 AM »
I already have a official letterhead ATF letter from tech branch in VA;  which they do not determine detachable magazines, they referred it over the the local authority.  As quoted ,it is not mandated nor mentioned by federal laws. They ATF has no jurisdiction on that matter.

HPD is blowing it up there ass again!

They will take a few years to hatch out a new law and definition. but it will take me only 30 min to review understand and order new parts for a legal firearm.

Thanks for that info. I can now respond that ATF passes the back to them and they need to define it in their own procedural documents.
Legal and Activism / Re: The Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:38:11 AM »
Good luck with the local BATF; they are just as bad as the firearms section with regards to making their own laws up.

I sent it to their I'm assuming that's the national office.
Legal and Activism / Re: The Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act
« on: May 13, 2015, 06:47:29 AM »
I sent an email to BATF asking for the official definition of detachable magazine. As soon as I get that I will post the response. So AR pistols are legal and looks like they will go by ATF's definition of detachable. Any shenanigans done by the firearms division to not let you register them is illegal on their part. They are enforcers of written law, they do not make the law or operate on what they think what "future laws" will be. Frankly I was surprised they put that in writing.
Legal and Activism / Re: The Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act
« on: May 13, 2015, 05:06:37 AM »
I emailed the firearms division last month concerning AR pistols. Here's the conversation.

Per HRS 91 State law requires documents used by an agency (county include) in discharging its functions must be made available to the public. I have heard about discrepancies in registering a purchased pistol lower receiver with a non-detachable magazine. Before spending money on a project like this I'd like to know where I can get the rules the Firearms division uses to determine what can be registered. Thank you.

HPD Firearms Section
Please look under the Hawaii Revised Statues 134-1 Definition, Assault Pistol.

This type of pistol is only legal now because of the wording "detachable magazine".  When the loophole is written out of future laws the pistols will become illegal.

Per HRS 91 I would like to be pointed to clear and officially published document that department employees use to make the determination of what is or is not a detachable magazine.

HPD Firearms Section
All technical questions referring to firearms make, model, and detachable magazines are referred to the BATF.

I was thinking of taking this email conversation in case I have any issues.
Thanks for the heads up.
General Discussion / Re: Register Multiple Rifles
« on: April 15, 2015, 11:57:58 AM »
You can get most of the forms here and have them pre-filled.

Legal and Activism / Re: The Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act
« on: April 15, 2015, 08:05:08 AM »
So who should we contact to let them know our complaint about HPD Firearms Division? Personally I have not experienced any of their shenanigans but I'd be glad to help support those who have.
Imagine bringing that over to the HPD window....
Firearms and Accessories / Semi-Auto SAW Coming to the Civilian Market
« on: April 10, 2015, 06:13:06 AM »

(McLean, VA – April 10, 2015) FNH USA is excited to announce that three new products, including a brand-new product line, will be making their first appearance on the FNH USA Booth #2324 at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings in Nashville, TN. Expected to be released in the Fall of 2015 are the mil-spec FN M249S™, a semi-automatic version of the U.S. Military’s M249 SAW light machinegun and two new additions to the company’s modern sporting rifle line, the FN 15™ M4 and M16 Military Collector Series.
“FNH USA has a unique history of commercializing and releasing to U.S. firearms buyers products that were originally developed for military or tactical applications,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO of FN America, LLC. “We are proud to continue that tradition with the introduction of the FN 15™ Military Collector Series and the semi-auto FN M249S™.”

I know what I want for Christmas....
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