President's Message (Jim Koshi)
Council is Coming
Campaign Spending (Patricia Card)
Citizens Jury Project
Firearms Control Coalition (Evelyn Bender)
Public Issues Channel Launched
Key Legislative Dates
Firearms Control Coalition
The Hawaii Firearms Control Coalition has been instrumental in the passage of critical legislation in the area of firearms control. The focus for the 1994 legislative session will primarily be on attaining universal registration.
Universal registration will require registration of all firearms, and will make it feasible for police to confiscate firearms belonging to violent offenders. It will also increase office safety by allowing identification of those who have stockpiled these weapons.
Nadine Onodera is co-chair of the Coalition and can be reached at 235-4222. Evelyn Bender is League's member on the Coalition; she can be reached at 737-2524 if you have questions or want to be a part of the action this coming legislative session.
Senate Judiciary Committee chair is Rey Graulty. He may be reached at 235 S. Beretania, #508; his phone is 586-6670, fax: 586-6979. House Judiciary chair is Terrance Tom whose room is #803; phone: 586-6490 and fax: 586-6491. Provide them with your thoughts on this subject.
Remember that you can influence public policy at the state level. Anyone can talk or write to their legislator, or any legislator. Tips for lobbying include: Be informed, be persuasive, be courteous, be brief and concise, and be prepared to follow up.
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The public can play a critical role in achieving passage of firearms legislation and in the effort increase awareness of firearms issues. League members can do their part by being informed and taking action.