Hawaii Dems Make 1st Move to Repeal 2nd Ammendment

by Jack

Before you start reading below, can you recall anything in the last 2 years that the GOP did to protect the 2nd amendment?   No? Neither can I.  But, on the other side of the isle the dems have been in power in the House for about 10 minutes and already they are working on several things that could limit or repeal the 2nd amendment.  Once again, at issue is the definition of individual rights v collective rights.   If it’s determined that only a “well regulated militia” has a collective right to bear arms, then an individual may not have the same right.   

Red State, 7 Mar 2019: 

The Senate of the State of Hawaii just passed a resolution asking the United States Congress to repeal the Second Amendment or to amend it by clarifying that the right to bear arms is a “collective” right instead of an “individual” constitutional right, as the Supreme Court decided in Heller.

Prior to the Heller decision, some Courts of Appeal upheld state and local gun control laws that created a total ban on the mere possession of firearms on the premise that the Second Amendment did not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms, that it instead protected a state’s right.

In effect, if the right to bear arms is nothing more than a collective right of a state, then the state government gets to decide what it will allow you to be armed with, or if it will allow you to be armed at all.

At least they’re attempting to do this the constitutional way, and they likely will not be successful, but they’re no longer attempting to hide their intentions anymore.

Below are the Hawaii State Senators who want to nullify the Second Amendment (h/t Hawaii Firearms Coalition):

Senator Stanley Chang
phone: 808-586-8420
fax: 808-586-8426
senchang@capitol.hawaii.gov

Senator Karl Rhoads
phone: 808-586-6130
fax: 808-586-6131
senrhoads@capitol.hawaii.gov

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker
phone: 808-586-6070
fax: 808-586-6071
senbaker@capitol.hawaii.

Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha
phone: 808-586-9385
fax: 808-586-9391
senkanuha@capitol.hawaii.gov

Senator Laura H. Thielen
phone: 808-587-8388
fax: 808-587-7240
senthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov

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4 Responses to Hawaii Dems Make 1st Move to Repeal 2nd Ammendment

  1. Libby says:

    Forward thinkers, all.

  2. Chris says:

    Well, at least they’re proposing an amendment instead of just arguing we ignore the court rulings on what the second amendment means.

    But to me, it’s obvious Heller was the correct decision and that the Constitution provides an individual right to bear arms. I also think we should maintain that right.

  3. Cherokee Jack says:

    Wanta hear some wishful thinking?
    Let Hawaii go ahead with this.
    Then the newly revived Supreme Court takes it on and rules that no state can constitutionally mess with the 2nd amendment, and puts us back where we were before the hoplophobes started encroaching on our God-given rights.

  4. Libby says:

    I know we should be keeping our minds on serious issues of social policy … but it is sooooo difficult … in the face of this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/08/politics/li-yang-miami-herald-donald-trump-bob-kraft-superbowl/index.html

    How am I not suppose to chuckle myself silly. I mean … sometimes … I love our President.

    What an ass ! He and all his cronies … just, totally, entirely, beneath contempt and yet, soooooo entertaining. I’ll bet she’s got other pictures, too!

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