Hawaii is an odd place. Smack dab in the middle of the world’s largest ocean it has been said that Hawaii is as close to the developing world as one can come (in some respects) and still be in the 50 United States. It has weird politics. (From which our current president politically sprouted it should be noted.) It has a strong Leftward tilt in many ways. The Communist Party of Hawaii of the 1940s and 1950s was arguably the strongest of the communist parties in the USA. The flag has the Union Jack on it with American stripes. It’s the home of surfing. (My first love.) It’s the only state which is wholly tropical. It has active volcanoes. Hawaii is an outlier in practically everything. I guess putting perfectly law abiding gun owners on an FBI list is just another one of these weird things. Let’s hope this sort of over the top statism just stays out in the deep blue of the North Pacific.
(From Red State and Reuters:)
Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.
The move by gun control proponents in the liberal state represents an effort to institute some limits on firearms in the face of a bitter national debate over guns that this week saw Democratic lawmakers stage a sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives.
That second paragraph, by the way, is the perfect example of the bias in the media on this issue. “an effort to institute some limits on firearms”? There ARE limits on firearms, contrary to that bald implication, and moreover putting legal gun owners who are protected in their right to own firearms the U.S. constitution is not “an effort” at “limits”, it’s a gross attack on those freedoms against innocent American citizens.