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Hawaii: Gun Owners May Be Monitored More Closely Than Criminals Under New Law
Yesterday, Governor Ige announced that he signed two anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 2954 and House Bill 625, into law. Both bills took effect immediately upon his approval. Apparently the Governor thinks that law-abiding Hawaiians should be entered into a federal criminal database for continuous monitoring because that is exactly what SB 2954 will do. Under SB 2954, the existing registration requirement will be expanded and law-abiding Hawaii gun owners, and visitors, will be entered into the federal “Rap Back” system, which is a biometric database managed by the FBI for continuous monitoring.
Armed driver thwarts robbery, WDSU, New Orleans, La. 06/21/16
A driver was in his vehicle in New Orleans, La. when a robber approached his car and implied that he was armed. The driver responded by opening his glove compartment and reaching for a gun that he had placed there. Upon realizing the driver was armed, the robber fled the scene.
EU Moves Forward with Plan to Restrict Semi-Autos
While perhaps not the most publicized recent development regarding the European Union, in recent weeks the political bloc has pushed forward with its plans to severely curtail gun rights across its 27 member states. On June 10, the European Council endorsed a version of the proposed changes to the European Firearms Directive pushed by the European Commission late last year in the wake of terrorist violence. The European Parliament still has a chance to weigh in on the issue, with a final vote scheduled for later this year.