Governor signs 2 bills tightening state’s gun laws

HONOLULU— Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday signed into law two bills that would tighten the state’s already strict gun regulations.

One bill Ige signed bans bump stocks, which are devices that allow guns to be fired like assault weapons. The gunman in the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people in October used a bump stock.

The other bill would cut the time a gun owner who is disqualified from possessing a firearm would have to turn in his or her weapon. People will have seven days to turn in their weapon, down from 30 days.

This law aims to protect people from domestic abusers. An individual would lose the right to possess a gun after being indicted, for example, or after receiving a temporary restraining order.


  1. Du Mhan Yhu July 10, 2018 7:19 pm

    It would truly be interesting in just how many of these novelty bump fire stocks were ever sold in Hawaii. I have never seen one for sale or used.

    Of course, to liberals, that is not relevant. Emoting is everything, however meaningless..

    Creating more “control” is everything.

  2. antifaHI July 10, 2018 7:54 pm

    Baby steps. But in the right direction nevertheless.

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