Lawmakers looking at bills that would make Hawaii's gun laws stricter
Lawmakers are looking at a handful of bills that would make Hawaii's gun laws stricter.
One of the bills bans the sale of any assault weapons. Another creates a gun violence prevention center.
A third would allow law enforcement officers or family to obtain a court order to prevent a person from owning firearms if they pose a danger to themselves or others.
"We're finding across the United States, the second amendment is gaining steam, not losing it," Hawaii Rifle Association's Harvey Gerwig said.
"I think there's definitely a lot of common sense steps that can be taken to ensure laws are enforced properly to keep guns out of the wrong hands," Representative Chris Lee said.
Representative Lee said taking these "common sense steps" might prevent tragedies like the Xerox shooting in 1999 that killed seven people.