Hawaii Gun Laws In Question Following Lawsuit
August 30, 2011 by Personal Liberty News Desk
A lawsuit was filed in Hawaii on behalf of the Hawaii Defense Foundation, as the members of the organization are seeking to reform the State’s harsh gun laws, specifically the restrictions concerning the lack of a right to carry a firearm in public, KITV Hawaii reported.
The members of the organization are contesting the State’s gun laws, which are some of the strictest in the country. Christopher Baker, founder of the club, filed the lawsuit in an effort to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of the people of Hawaii and to ensure that residents will be able to protect themselves, reported the news outlet.
“It was decided a long time ago that everyone, every person has that ability,” the attorney for the organization told KITV. “So it isn’t really up for discussion any more than any of the other amendments are.”
The current law in Hawaii dictates that firearms can only be carried by those who have received licenses that are issued in exceptional circumstances or where there is a need or urgency that has been sufficiently indicated. These restrictions may act as a direct violation of the laws that this country was founded on, according to Hawaii Reporter.