Hawaii is now home to the most fascist gun laws in the nation. Hawaii Governor Ige signed a bill making it the first state to place all of its law-abiding gun owners in a federal criminal record “Rap Back” database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country.
Thank goodness, because consistently being a state with the lowest gun death rates made it a crisis issue! Being a state that already required you to jump through hoops, we certainly needed more restrictions.
Some wacko gun rights advocates might think the real crisis in Hawaii is the huge increase in violent crimes and robberies. Or the crisis might be the near-impossibility to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon, which has surely put many-a-woman at risk.
Heck, Hawaii must really dislike women protecting themselves, as they like to restrict them from carrying mace too. On Kauai for example, obtaining pepper spray legally includes restrictions similar to gun ownership, including fingerprinting and 14 day waiting periods. And actually, MACE is illegal; only pepper spray with less potent OC ingredients, and only 1/2 ounce max. If you’re caught using pepper spray without a permit the fine is $2,000. If you use wasp spray against a predator there are even larger fines and you will be jailed (if you’re broke, might be easier to let yourself get raped). Don’t worry, you’re not allowed to have a stun gun either. But hey, this is a whole other story.
Background checks weren’t enough to protect us from the danger of gun ownership (most of the legal guns here being hunting rifles). Watch, in five years they are going to claim Hawaii has the lowest gun death rate because of this law.
Of course, for this to all make sense we will need to pretend criminals won’t be able to acquire guns, and that making it harder for people to protect themselves will keep our gun murder rates even lower.
In conjunction to this bill, Ing signed another reassuring us that those who have any mental disability or depression (let’s say vets who ever suffered from PTSD; anyone who took Prozac once; perhaps even a mom who had postpartum depression…) can be denied the right to own a gun. Reality check: with these kinds of laws in place, it really is best that if you ever are depressed you NEVER tell anyone or seek help, because any record of your depression may impair your ability to acquire a gun or maintain possession of your gun. If you were ever treated for depression, you can be denied your 2nd amendment rights.
Luckily there will be little complaint in Hawaii, as the guns most people here care about are the ones that shoot barrels of big waves. (Nah, usually after initiatives like this, we see an increase in people applying for guns). But it is why they start in places like Hawaii slide through these kinds of bills, and then push them across other states who are more democrat leaning and/or less conscious about giving away their rights, particularly the right to bear arms.
Anyway, we prefer to stay optimistic. Maybe with this out of the way, Governor Ing and dem friends can now focus on that ban of fists, feet and knives, since they actually equate to almost 90% of the murders in Hawaii (murder of people who aren’t defending themselves properly, with guns, mace, etc.). Heck, maybe these Hawaii politicians will have time to join the Facebook Page “Stolen Stuff Hawaii” so they can keep up on the increasing number of thefts and assaults going on, under their watch. Good thing is, these kinds of bills that restrict legal gun ownership do complement the reality that in Hawaii you do not have a right to shoot an intruder who enters your home.
So here’s some common core logic: legal gun ownership restrictions up + violent crimes are up (+ the number of Iceheads per capita, definitely up) = Do the math! Hawaii is setting us all up to be victims. Good to see Democrats still have their priorities in order.
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