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Hawaii lawmakers propose closing loopholes on guns, changes to laws regarding mental illness

  • Video by Bruce Asato

    State lawmakers announced a package of proposals this afternoon that attempt to do a better job of coping with mental illness and to close loopholes in Hawaii's firearms laws in the wake of the shooting deaths of two Honolulu police officers on Jan. 19.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard spoke Tuesday at a joint news conference with legislative leaders and law enforcement announcing gun violence prevention and mental health bills. One bill of particular interest to Ballard is <a href="https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1733&year=2020" target="_blank">legislation to crack down on mail-order firearms</a> parts that are shipped to Hawaii and then assembled here.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard spoke Tuesday at a joint news conference with legislative leaders and law enforcement announcing gun violence prevention and mental health bills. One bill of particular interest to Ballard is legislation to crack down on mail-order firearms parts that are shipped to Hawaii and then assembled here.

State lawmakers announced a package of proposals Tuesday afternoon designed to provide more help to people with mental illnesses, and to close loopholes in Hawaii’s firearm laws in the wake of the Jan. 19 shooting deaths of two Honolulu police officers. Read more

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