Hawaii: Trigger Modification Bill Scheduled for Hearing

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Hawaii: Trigger Modification Bill Scheduled for Hearing

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday, February 13 2018, the House Committee on Judiciary has scheduled to hear House Bill 1908, legislation prohibiting certain trigger modifications. Contact members of the Committee and urge their opposition to HB 1908 by clicking on the take action button below.

Also, please consider submitting testimony to the committee through the Hawaii Legislature website.  In order to submit testimony, you will need to create an account.  For help creating an account and submitting testimony, click here.

House Bill 1908, introduced by Representative Gregg Takayama (D-34), would make it a felony for any person who “manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the State, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses” certain trigger modifications. The broad language of this bill could encompass many common modifications done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.

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On Thursday, the House Committee on Public Safety passed House Bill 2228 with amendments. House Bill 2228 will now move to the Judiciary committee where it has yet to be scheduled for a hearing.

House Bill 2228, sponsored by Representative Gregg Takayama (D-34), is similar to SB 2436, dramatically reducing the time period a prohibited person, whether temporarily or permanently prohibited, has to comply with the current requirement to surrender their firearms from 30 days to 24 hours.  This expedited time period could subject an individual, who may have nothing more than allegations as the basis for the prohibition, to an unfettered search of their home and/or business within days of being accused; all this without taking into account the many issues surrounding “surrender statutes” in general, including possible violations of an individual’s right against self-incrimination.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to urge committee members to oppose House Bill 1908.  Please also submit testimony to the committee with the Hawaii Legislature website.  Continue to check your inbox and www.NRAILA.org for the latest updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in Hawaii.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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David E. Mixon

When i attempted to click on the link i received an error message that the link was “unsafe” and I could not complete the link to act on this matter. Anyone know what is going on and how I may complete the link to act?


Hawaii should be boycotted. The locals – who will “key” (scratch the paint) your rented vehicle just for the fun of it – want all of us tourists/haoles to stay away from their state. I think we should do just that. It won’t be but a month or two before the starving natives get on their knees and beg for tourists to come back. Hawaii doesn’t care about the Constitution. They hate all things “white”, and are bigger racists than even BLM. Shut down or slow down tourism for a while, and they will discover that they can’t make it… Read more »

Roy D.

I don’t know if you are talking from experience or just talking out your rear end. My wife and I along with my eldest son and his wife spent four days on Maui and four days on the Big Island last September and had a fantastic vacation. Everyone else seemed to be having a great time also. We are planning on returning to Maui for a week with my youngest son and his wife later this year. The only thing I didn’t like was the ride back on a Airbus 330. Not as nice as the ride over in a… Read more »


Hawaii is just like New Jersey, California, and a few others. Run by a bunch of hopeless liberals with no idea of what they are destroying in our country. Unfortunately, the largely non-American imported population makes it very unlikely that it will ever change.


Sounds like a violation of the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution, but then, who cares about that old document these days.