Politics Hawaii becomes first state to put gun owners in federal database

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    (CNN)While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the first state to put firearm owners into a database.

    That database, which is called the "Rap Back" system, is operated by the FBI and would notify police when a gun owner is arrested for a crime anywhere in the United States.
    "This will allow county police departments in Hawaii to evaluate whether the firearm owner may continue to legally possess and own firearms," the Hawaii governor's office said in a statement.

    "This is about our community's safety and responsible gun ownership," Gov. David Ige in a statement. "This system will better enable our law enforcement agencies to ensure the security of all Hawaii residents and visitors to our islands."
    Ige and the majority of the Hawaii state legislators are Democrats.
    The NRA expressed its displeasure with the new state law tweeting: "Exercising constitutional rights in #Hawaii now gets you entered into a federal watchlist, er, database."

    During the public comment process regarding the bill, opponent Quentin Kealoha asked: "Why are law abiding citizens exercising their constitutional right being entered into a criminal database? Would you enter people exercising their right to free speech into a criminal database?"
    Supporters countered that adding gun owners to the database was needed because the initial background check wasn't sufficient.

    Maj. Richard Robinson from the Honolulu Police Department wrote that after the initial background check, there are no further checks on the gun owner.
    "As a result, the county police departments have no way of knowing if a current Hawaii firearm owner has been convicted of a crime in another state that would prohibit him or her from owning a firearm," Robinson wrote in a letter to the State House in March. The new law would "in essence provide an ongoing background check on firearm owners to determine their eligibility to own and possess a firearm."


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  2. ICU

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    i say good move..let gun owners be held accountable
     
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    Do you have any clue why the Second Amendment part of the Bill of Rights?
     
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    Hmm. So people on the no fly list can arm themselves to the teeth when they fly Greyhound?

    What do I win?
     
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    You win a quart of yogurt. WTF is a "no fly" list? Some super-duper secret list maintained by the same dolts who bring us the TSA? Fuck that noise. That's right up there with receiving a "National Security Letter" from the FBI -- you're forbidden from telling anyone you received such a thing. HELLO, POLICE STATE. This all has *zero* to do "national security". A list of people who own guns? This does not sound promising.
     
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    You asking me? I was born in deer country, before i could walk i crawled under carcasses of dead deer hanging upside down from trees being cleaned to throw on the BBQ. You have me confused with someone else.
     
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    Police cannot inquire about someone's legal status...

    ... But they can inquire about whether they exercise their second amendment rights?

    What the fuck happened to this country?
     
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    I see no problem here
     
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    Gun owners are just crazed maniacs who haven't gotten around to killing anyone yet. These lists are a good thing, it will make it that much easier when it comes time to round them all up. Gotta work smart, not hard.
     
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    Hawaii here. Think that this great, but what's weird is no one in Hawaii kills each other with guns over here. I'm sure people are robbed at gun point on the wide in Oahu, but it could be more about control which would in a sense make it sort of police state-esque.
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    You're a gun owner then?
     
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    Nope, I'd turn it on myself before I'd shoot anybody else. Dad has one though, but its more for when he returns to the states. I believe you need a gun in the states, but I'm not afraid at all about being shot on Maui.
     
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    Too bad they don't have a list of criminals who have illegal guns. That would work better.
     
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    See how stupid you sound now?
     
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    That's awesome!
    Now they can keep track of thousands of these "registered" gun owners before they do any harm..... :backlol2:

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    Sarcasm stupid :rolleyes:
     
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    I lived in Hawaii for nearly three years. They are typically pretty far left in their politics (hence the horrendously shitty public schools), but they're not gonna seriously try to outlaw firearms. They have more than a few shooting galleries -- the Chinese and Japanese tourists love it.
     
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    Maybe they should wait for the outcome.

    Innocent until proven guilty and all.
     
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