Friday, June 24, 2016

Let's all move to Hawaii

“Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.” — Paul Theroux, American travel writer and novelist

SERIOUSLY, let's move to Hawaii. It's a tropical paradise to begin with, and now all gun owners in Hawaii are to be entered into an FBI database. I know!!!

And . . . wait for it . . . persons convicted of stalking or sexual assault are banned from possessing guns or ammunition. I'm not even kidding!! Be still my heart!!

State Senator Will Espero deserves thanks and commendation for introducing a humane and rational bill — and likewise Governor David Ige for being politically courageous enough to sign it. 
As attractive as the beautiful Hawaiian Islands already were, Senator Espero and Governor Ige have made them more so.  

From The Associated Press and NBC News:

Hawaii Governor Signs Bill Putting Gun Owners in Database

By The Associated Press

June 23, 2016 

Hawaii Gov. David Ige (EE'-gay) is signing a bill that makes the state the first to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

Ige said in a statement Thursday the legislation is about community safety and responsible gun ownership. He says it will help law enforcement agencies protect Hawaii residents and visitors.

State Sen. Will Espero, who introduced the bill, and the Honolulu Police Department say the measure could serve as a model for other states. 

Ige also signed legislation that disqualifies perpetrators of stalking or sex assault from owning or possessing a gun or ammunition.


  1. Congratulations to Hawaii! It is one of the 8 states I've never been to and we just decided that it will be our destination for an upcoming vacation. Oh, let this become like dominoes - you know, the way Marriage Equality did - state by state, America could become a safer place to live!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this.