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  • Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?

    09/16/2016 4:27:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/15/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hawaii’s new law requires current and future gun owners to register in the FBI’s “Rap Back” system. The FBI calls it their Next Generation Identification Program, which is currently used to track the actions of people who are part of ongoing criminal investigations. If someone enrolled in the database has contact with law enforcement, an alert is issued through the FBI. Now the program will be used to track the actions of all law-abiding gun owners in Hawaii—and not just residents. SB 2954 requires law enforcement to request a “Rap Back” on anyone requesting a firearm license or registering a...
  • Hawaii County Police Exhibit Common Sense on New Guns

    07/06/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Honolulu Police Department destroyed over a half a million dollars worth of pistols for no apparent reason.  The Hawaii Police Department has shown that it is much smarter, and serves its constituency much better.  As with the Honolulu department, the Hawaii Department is in need of upgrading from its current 5906 Smith & Wesson stainless steel auto pistols.  The Hawaii department has decided to convert to 9 mm Glocks, a popular choice all over the world.  From westhawaiitoday.com: The guns will first go to the recruits, who will learn on the new Glocks right from the...
  • Trump Takes Hawaii

    03/08/2016 11:45:51 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 109 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 08, 2016
    Donald Trump has won the Hawaii Republican presidential caucuses, according to the Associated Press. Trump never visited the state, but instead took his campaign to Twitter on the eve of the election. “I employ many people in Hawaii at my great hotel in Honolulu. I’ll be there very soon. Vote for me, Hawaii!” he wrote. Trump's victory is his third of the night, following wins in Mississippi and Michigan.
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Sues Hawaii for Deprivation of Second Amendment Rights

    11/15/2015 6:24:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    It is long established law that United States residents who are not U.S. citizens enjoy the same Constitutional protections as U.S. citizens, with minor exceptions, under the equal protections clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Several recent cases have reaffirmed that precedent.    Voting is specifically limited to Citizens in the Constitution.   A permanent resident of Hawaii, Andrew Namiki Roberts, is suing the Honolulu Police Department for denying him the right to own a handgun for self defense.   From the staradvertiser.com: Honolulu resident Andrew Namiki Roberts, who was born in England, was given a permit to acquire rifles and...
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  • U.S. faces sixth case of Ebola as latest American falls ill

    10/04/2014 12:17:28 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3, 2014 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has seen six cases of the Ebola virus in recent weeks affecting five Americans and a Liberian. Two of the cases surfaced this week, raising concerns about wider spread of the disease, which has killed at least 3,439 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.All of the Americans contracted the disease while in West Africa and were diagnosed there before returning home for treatment. The Liberian fell ill and tested positive during a visit to Dallas.Below are details on the six U.S. cases so far
  • This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding

    08/26/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who don’t meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a “Native.” This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the...
  • The worst U.S. states to die in

    03/05/2014 11:19:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 4, 2014 | Bill Bischoff
    With the current relatively generous federal estate tax exemption of $5.25 million for 2013 and $5.34 million for 2014, you surely don't have any estate tax worries. Right? Not necessarily! It turns out that 19 states and the District of Columbia impose their own estate and/or inheritance taxes, and most of them have exemptions well below the federal amount. If you live in one of these places, your estate might be exempt from the federal estate tax but still exposed to a significant state death tax hit. Yikes! Here's what you need to know.
  • Josh Lang's Photos of the Fuddy Crash Are Not the Same Plane

    02/23/2014 3:09:07 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 821 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 2-23-14 | Butterdezillion
    The photos of the Loretta Fuddy Cessna crash that Josh Lang provided to the media? They weren't of the same plane. The plane that crashed with Fuddy in it had a window between the door and the tail; Lang's photos don't. (I've got photos at my blog and in the first post I'll post them so you can compare the 2 planes) Lang apparently had photos of a DIFFERENT plane ditching in the water and gave them to the media, claiming they were of this crash, and apparently the media didn't check out the genuineness of the photos... Now why...
  • What Do You See?

    02/21/2014 2:39:18 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 768 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | Butterdezillion
    Remember that video of the plane crash in Hawaii after which Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy "died"? You need to take a closer look.
  • Taken: HI convict pleads guilty to stealing $200,000 in gov’t welfare

    02/09/2014 5:59:50 AM PST · by Islander7 · 12 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Malia Zimmerman
    HONOLULU — Hawaii has some of the most generous welfare benefits in the country, and one man took full advantage of them. The man, who went by the name “Vaughn Sherwood” — a name he apparently stole — took more than $200,000 from taxpayers, the FBI said. On Thursday, shackled in handcuffs and dressed in a white prison uniform, he pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to four counts related to theft of government property, identity theft and illegal possession of a firearm.
  • Hawaii sets aside $100,000 to offer its 17,000 homeless people one-way airfare

    07/31/2013 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Makana · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Hawaii is hoping to take the burden off its welfare system by saying aloha to its 17,000 homeless residents. The state will offer one-way tickets home to any eligible homeless person to anywhere in the continental United States. Hawaii has allotted $100,000 for a three year trial run of the so-called 'return-to-home' program, which could also even offer participants beds on cruise ships bound for their homes.
  • Oahu Firearms Owners Wait as Long as Nine Hours Over Three Visits to Obtain Registration, Permits

    01/11/2013 2:03:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 | Malia Zimmerman
    Oahu firearms owners are increasingly frustrated with long lines at the registration desk at the main Honolulu Police Department (HPD) station. Hawaii's firearms registration laws are among the strictest in the country, and mandate gun owners must register firearms within 72 hours of purchase. Firearms owners can spend more than nine hours in line over three visits to obtain a permit for a firearm and register it, according to Dr. Max Cooper, a legislative liaison for the Hawaii Rifle Association, with rules differing for handguns and long guns. Currently, to obtain a permit to acquire or to register a firearm, HPD requires the applicant...
  • Who is Funding the $35M HI Estate for the Obamas' Move Jan 2013?

    09/04/2012 4:19:18 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 63 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | September 2, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Actual Title of Article from Hillbuzz (shortened for FR requirements): Who Is Funding the Purchase of the $35 million Beachfront Hawaiian Estate for Barack and Michelle Obama to Move into Come January 2013? I’ve done some more digging here in Chicago on the story we brought you on Friday about plans currently underway to purchase a $35 million beachfront estate on the island of Oahu in a part of Hawaii called “Kailua” for the Obama family to move into in January 2013 when they leave the White House. >snip The woman who is organizing the funding of the Obama’s post-presidential...
  • Hawaii Gov Signs Off on Pro-Gun Law

    07/14/2012 6:18:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    guns.com ^ | 14 July, 2012 | dabneybailey
    According to the Hawaii Reporter, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie (Dem) signed a bill into law that will make it easier (or at least more tempting) for NRA representatives to give firearm training instruction in the beautiful island state. Governor Abercrombie signed House Bill 679 into law on July 9. The bill, which you can find official information about here, aims to protect NRA instructors. It “exempts NRA instructors from absolute liability for injury or damage caused by their firearms during the course of providing firearms training at a firing range for the purpose of acquiring a permit to purchase a...
  • Arizona official to Hawaii: Show birth verification

    05/17/2012 7:34:20 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 71 replies
    WND ^ | May 16, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A state official in Arizona has asked Hawaii for verification of the information on Barack Obama’s birth certificate, the document that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s special investigative team has concluded may be a forgery. Members of the Surprise, Ariz., Tea Party, who petitioned Arpaio to investigate Obama’s eligibility, say they are awaiting word from the state secretary of state regarding whether Obama’s name will be on the 2012 presidential ballot in Arizona. Secretary of State Ken Bennett had promised to ask Hawaii officials for verification of Obama’s documentation, vowing that if answers are not forthcoming, Obama’s name will not be on...
  • Gun toting resident fights, captures attempted murder suspect(hi)

    05/05/2012 8:27:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    hawaiinewsnow.com ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Tim Sakahara
    An attempted murder suspect trying to make a getaway tries to break into a Kalihi apartment but the man on the other side of the door wasn't having it and it turned into a wild scene. The shooting happened at this Nuuanu Gardens Apartment complex on Nuuanu Avenue late Thursday night. Police say the victim and three men were fighting when shots were fired. While getting away one suspect made it to an apartment on Robello Lane in Kalihi and picked the wrong door. Michael Napeahi, 35, was allegedly trying to kick down the door using a rock and his...
  • Help Tom Berg Repeal the Koko Shooting Complex Fees(HI)

    01/24/2012 10:40:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 January, 2012 | HawaiiConcealedCarry
    Hawaii -–(Ammoland.com)-Fellow gun owners, Councilman Berg is at it again, and needs our help. In response to the $15 per hour fee now being charged at Koko Head Shooting Complex, he has introduced two new bills, Bills 1 and 60. These two bills will be heard by the council on the 25th of January, so as in competitive shooting, speed is of the essence! Both bills pertain to the charging of fees at Koko Head Shooting Complex, a topic which is near and dear to all our hearts. Bill 1 would change the wording of the fees to exclude non-profit...
  • Federal agent from mainland arrested for killing man in Waikiki(HI)

    11/09/2011 3:45:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    staradvertiser.com ^ | 5 November, 2011 | NA
    A U.S. State Department law enforcement agent from the mainland was arrested for fatally shooting a man in his 20s early this morning on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki, sources said. Honolulu police identified the alleged shooter as Christopher W. Deedy, 27, and sources who asked to remain anonymous confirmed that he is a federal agent who was off-duty at the time of the shooting. The victim was identified by family and friends as Kaneohe resident Kollin K. Elderts, 23, a Kalaheo High School graduate. A State Department spokeswoman in Washington, D.C., said only, "We are aware of the incident and we cannot...
  • Gun Control – A Relic of Racism

    09/15/2011 4:49:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | 14 September, 2011 | Hawaii Concealed Carry
    Hawaii -–(Ammoland.com)- Racism is a word that is, unfortunately, tossed around all too freely in modern-day America. While it has become a catch-all villain in politics, responsible for all manner of Very Bad Things, there was a time when racism was a cherished institution in these United States. And although our nation has made great strides in confronting and vanquishing the evil of racism, some trappings remain, notably in the form of gun control. The origin of gun control laws in America had little, if anything, to do with controlling crime; the laws were intended to prevent slaves and freed...