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Police arrest man carrying unregistered gun near Honolulu Zoo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:08 a.m. HST, Oct 09, 2013

A 33-year-old convicted felon was arrested early Tuesday morning near the Honolulu Zoo for carrying an unregistered firearm.

Police said the suspect, who has no local address, was stopped in the area across from the Queen Kapiolani Hotel just before midnight for violating the curfew for city parks.

He was arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition, carrying an unregistered firearm and several contempt warrants.

The suspect has a record of five felony convictions for forgery, identification theft and unauthorized use of personal information and three misdemeanor convictions for theft and drunken driving.

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busterb wrote:
Was probably back at Rainbows whacking boneless chicken in a hour or two.
on October 8,2013 | 08:05AM
BRock wrote:
I can't imagine why you would say something so dumb.
on October 8,2013 | 09:22AM
SueH wrote:
It's not dumb: it's probably TRUE with our lax legal system and lame judges, except it was probably teri-beef, not boneless chicken.
on October 9,2013 | 07:09AM
pueouhane wrote:
Naw, more like Chinese @ Hee Hing......stop plugging Rainbows!
on October 8,2013 | 01:56PM
Ewasohappy wrote:
When will he be back on the streets?
on October 8,2013 | 08:57AM
2NDC wrote:
First time I see a media report stating that the suspect had ammunition. Looks like the reporting is getting a little bit better, or possibly the tidbit about the ammunition is to add to the "sensationalism". :-(
on October 8,2013 | 09:28AM
kahu808 wrote:
Possession of ammunition by a felon is a B felony. An additional charge, not sensationalism.
on October 8,2013 | 12:58PM
bluespop wrote:
Put him on a flight back to the mainland, then drop him off halfway there.
on October 8,2013 | 09:34AM
gtracer66 wrote:
Anytime a felon has a firearm, we have to ask, "How did he get it? Was it stolen or did someone buy it for him??" Either way, somebody broke the law. But this brings up another point. Why do we need to register our guns with the state? This is a major inconvenience and an infringement of our 2nd Amendment rights. Additionally, while the law says the state "may" issue permits for concealed carry of firearms, they never do. I heard a statistic (which may or may not be true) that only about ½ dozen permits have been issued in the past 10 years. What are the politicians afraid of? That the Hawaiian people will rise up and take back the Kingdom. Not likely! When I see so many reports of violent crime here in the state, it is criminal that law abiding citizens are not allowed to carry a firearm to protect themselves. It is a statistic that states that allow (and issue) CCW permits, have a lower incidence of violent crime. And definitely not a higher rate. On the other hand, look at Chicago and DC. Strict gun control and violent crime out of control. Wake up Hawaii, demand your constitutional rights.
on October 8,2013 | 10:38AM
gtracer66 wrote:
There used to be laws against selling liquor to the Indians back on the mainland based on a belief that they would get violent when they got liquored up. Is this the same mentality in Hawaii? Are they afraid that Hawaiians are not responsible enough to own and carry firearms? All Americans should be allowed to exercise ALL of their constitutional rights, including the 2nd Amendment.
on October 8,2013 | 10:41AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Hawaiians don't want to carry guns. It's a ha ole mainland thing. "it was against the law to sell Indians liquor"? Dude, where are you from? 1800's?
on October 8,2013 | 02:29PM
headcheese wrote:
gtracer66 asked: Why do we need to register our guns with the state? That is the law, das why.
on October 8,2013 | 10:57AM
stingray65 wrote:
Headcheese, you are missing the point of gt race66!! Second Amendment does say you have to registered your Guns like some states in Mainland. Here in Hawaii, only Law Enforcement, Military and Drug Dealers can carry guns... Good abiding Citizen are just a main Target!! I hope that something will Happen to this Policticians and relatives that they cannot defend themself.. Amen!
on October 8,2013 | 12:14PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Stinkray, and Hawaii has the lowest death by gun in the nation. Your " I'm a target" theory blows up in your face. Hang loose Braddah, aloha da spirit not da gun.
on October 8,2013 | 02:32PM
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