A few Hawaii lawmakers have decided that all this dealing with individual gun laws is not good, so they’ve introduced a resolution to repeal the 2nd Amendment. Now, resolutions are not binding, but the very fact that they introduced it at all tells us that their intention is clear: they want total disarmament for individual citizens.
Senate Concurrent Resolution #42 reads in part:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2019, the House of Representatives concurring, that the United States Congress is urged to propose and adopt a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution pursuant to article V of the United States Constitution to clarify the constitutional right to bear arms; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the United States Congress is requested to consider and discuss whether the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution should be repealed or amended to clarify that the right to bear arms is a collective, rather than individual, constitutional right; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Members of the Hawaii congressional delegation, and the Governor.
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Remember all those anti-gunners who claimed they “don’t want to take your guns?” Sure. They lied.
How could they possibly get an amendment through to repeal the 2nd? They’ve proposed using Article 5 of the constitution to repeal the 2nd. Article 5 is the process for creating amendments to the Constitution.
The Hawaii Gun Coalition is extremely unhappy. They posted on their FB page:
“We don’t want to ban guns they say.
Hawaii state legislators are proposing using article 5 of the United States constitution to repeal or ammend (sic) the second amendment to remove the individual right to bear arms.
5 legislators have signed a senate resolution to have the state of Hawaii request congress to discuss repealing the second amendment.
So now we finally hear the truth. They are coming for our guns.
So who are these legislators that want to take away your rights?
Senator Stanley Chang Senate District 9 Hawaii State Capitol Room 226
phone: 808-586-8420 fax: 808-586-8426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Karl Rhoads Senate District 13 Hawaii State Capitol Room 204
phone: 808-586-6130 fax: 808-586-6131 email@example.com
Senator Rosalyn H. Baker Senate District 6 Hawaii State Capitol Room 230
phone: 808-586-6070 fax: 808-586-6071 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha Senate District 3 Hawaii State Capitol Room 206
phone: 808-586-9385 fax: 808-586-9391 email@example.com
Senator Laura H. Thielen Senate District 25 Hawaii State Capitol Room 231
phone: 808-587-8388 fax: 808-587-7240 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what these foolish legislators seem to not take into account: none of us will give up our guns. These kinds of actions from a legislative body actually PROVE why we must have the 2nd Amendment for an individual’s right to bear arms. No law enforcement agency in their even semi-right mind wants to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens – to do so would be extremely hazardous to their health. (ESPECIALLY on a national level).
There are at least 350 million firearms in the United States. These idiot legislators must be calling for civil war. This resolution gives us all understanding when we wrote about the intentional trashing of pro-gun testimony on recent bills. There are people out there who either long for a bloody civil war, or they are totally clueless.
Cross-Posted with Conservative Firing Line