Ahh, fine gentlemen...as is typical of elected officials, not one of you had the courtesy to respond to any of the emails I sent.
What must it be like to have the ability to incrementally erode away a constitutional right people have fought and died for, without having enough respect for your constituents - those who pay your salaries and all other benefits - to indicate you have genuinely absorbed their input?
Well, take the time to read a pithy article via the link below - one published by a source 'friendly' to Hawaii liberal politicians - so you can understand where your SB69 will lead.....you are aware New York State Police have now - via NY SAFE Act - violated patients HIPAA and 4th amendments rights by accessing their medical records and subsequently seizing their firearms, because of recently enacted legislation similar to SB69, aren't you?
Make no mistake - this absolutely WILL happen here in HI, because this is where aspects of SB69 will lead: if SB69 is enacted, Hawaii gun owners and their family members who may have otherwise sought help for psychological or behavioral issues, will now absolutely NOT, for fear of their or their family members' firearms being confiscated. And because of politicians like you, we will have that many more undiagnosed and untreated mentally ill people living among us, often preying upon us, and certainly increasing that particular demographic's contribution to Hawaii's ever rising violent crime rate - a nice potential gift of rape, murder, child abuse, assault, and innumerable other iniquities, from all of you to all of us!
Quite an ironic consequence of your legislation, given the recent effluence of concern for 'doing something' about mental illness in Hawaii - especially as it pertains to gun violence - as evidenced by post-Sandy-Hook comments made by Hawaii politicians and public figures, and by mental health 'experts' on a recent PBS Hawaii special.
Just another reason to kill SB69! But no....you won't do that, because you are politicians, and you don't care one bit about any part of the Bill of Rights that isn't expedient to the longevity of your political careers. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/01/15/mental-health-experts-new-york-gun-law_n_2480508.html