Hawaii Adopts New Gun Control, Seizure Laws
By Chris Eger
Hawaii already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and two more were added this month. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
Hawaii Gov. David Ig has signed new laws forbidding those under age 21 from bringing guns into the state and made it easier for authorities to seize firearms without a trial. The bills included SB 600 and SB 1466, both of which passed the deep blue state legislature with ease.
Designed to prohibit individuals who are less than 21 years of age from bringing any firearm into the state, SB600 sets a minimum age threshold for those who wish to take their guns with them on a move to Hawaii. Currently, there is no minimum age for those who wish to bring guns into the state and even aliens can visit with firearms for the purpose of target shooting and hunting.
The list of those testifying in favor of the new age limit included the Honolulu Police Department and the Giffords gun control organization. Those opposed included the National Rifle Association, Hawaii Firearms Coalition, the Institute for Rational and Evidence-Based Legislation, and numerous individuals, primarily with the argument that it would impact visiting sportsmen and members of the military being transferred