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Does anyone know how to say, "from my cold dead hands!" in Hawaiian?
Hawaii state senator Will Espero (D-19) is pushing a gun owner database that the state will share with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 
The database will “automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.” 
According to the AP, there are extant state databases that are FBI-accessible and which alert police when “school teachers and bus drivers” are arrested. But the inclusion of gun owners would be a first for any state. 
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence staff attorney Allison Anderman praised Espero’s bill, suggesting it “would make Hawaii a leader in safe gun laws.” But Kenneth Lawson–a professor at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law–suggested the very existence of such database could be a step onto unconstitutional ground. 
Lawson said Espero’s bill “[curtails a constitutional] right by requiring a name to be entered into a database without someone doing anything wrong.”
Precisely which part of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is so hard for these numpties to understand??? I mean, this is literally all that this specific Amendment says:
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
That is all it says. The only thing that I find even mildly questionable about that entire sentence is the word count; it's either 23 words if you count "well-regulated" as one word, or 24 if you count it as two.

The natural counterargument used by nanny-statist ninnies like State Sen. Espero is that they're not "infringing" upon your right to arm bears buy and keep and use guns. Their smarmy argument is that, if you don't plan to use your weapons for anything illegal, you have nothing to worry about.

Of course you can use your rifles and handguns for hunting, or sport shooting, or competitions, or whatever else floats your boat. Of course you can enjoy your right to keep and bear arms. Of course there is no imposition upon your right to defend yourselves, and your loved ones...

... Until one of you is actually forced to use your weapon for defensive purposes against someone intent upon doing great harm to you, your family, your friends, your tribe, or your home.

And then you'll see just how quickly the supposedly "benign" law demanding that you register your weapons, is turned against you.

The reality is that this new law, like almost all other laws passed by governments that seek to limit or inhibit your ancient and God-given right to keep and bear arms, is designed to intimidate you into not spending your hard-earned money on the tools that you need in order to protect yourself.

I was in Hawaii about five years back for a wedding. I remember it being a rather nice, if somewhat humid, place- with a very liberal population. But then, when you're parked on a bunch of islands that basically amount to a tropical paradise in the middle of freakin' nowhere, where the combined welfare spending from both Federal and State government largesse makes it easier to sit on your ass than work, and there are eleven military bases scattered around the islands themselves to protect the population, well, it shouldn't be surprising that you'll end up seeing a LOT of liberal douchebags.

But not all of the liberal nonsense in the world can change the fact that guns are, and always will be, the fastest and easiest way to ensure that you respect your neighbours, and they respect you. They are tools, nothing more; in skilled and experienced hands, a gun is no more inherently dangerous than a power tool.

Those who would argue with me on that front should remember what happens when you hand a child a chainsaw. It is the same with guns- hand any untrained doofus an AR-15, and you shouldn't be surprised if he ends up blowing holes in everything around him. But, if you hand an AR-15 to an upstanding citizen who knows what it is, and respects it for that, you will have a polite, well-armed, genial, and generally decent human being wielding a tool only when it is safe to do so.

And that is the reality that these overreaching meddlers keep forgetting. Even curmudgeonly misanthropes like me understand what they do not: the average person, fat and stupid and useless though he might be, is still far more trustworthy and far less dangerous than the average liberal politician.

Every liberal politician needs to be reminded of that fact from time to time. I can think of no better way to do so than to legally buy a gun, learn how to use it, and keep it well cleaned and carefully maintained in preparation for the day that I hope never comes- the day that you actually have to use it in anger.

After all, unlike that stupid Federal database that the Hawaiians are thinking about imposing on themselves, that gun will actually do its damn job and protect you, the way it was meant to.

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  1. "Of course you can use your rifles and handguns for hunting, or sport shooting, or competitions, or whatever else floats your boat. Of course you can enjoy your right to keep and bear arms. Of course there is no imposition upon your right to defend yourselves, and your loved ones...

    ... Until one of you is actually forced to use your weapon for defensive purposes against someone intent upon doing great harm to you, your family, your friends, your tribe, or your home.

    And then you'll see just how quickly the supposedly "benign" law demanding that you register your weapons, is turned against you."

    And that is the real reason for the existence of your 2nd amendment. That, and the right to defend yourself against tyranny.

    Your 2nd amendment is SO clear that it shouldn't even *have* any regulations built around it to hem it in.

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    1. Indeed. The 2nd Amendment has precisely no ambiguity whatsoever built into it. It may well have been written over 200 years ago, but nothing about its basic intent has changed at all in the intervening span of time. Its purpose was always, first and foremost, to secure for the people the ability to protect themselves against tyranny. And not one part of it, not one word, implies any need for any kind of hedge or regulation or modification.

      What mystifies me to no end is the fact that I, as a foreigner, understand all of this better than almost any liberal American...

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  2. It is the People's Republic of Hawaii after all. We got some of the most onerous gun laws in the nation. To obtain a permit to buy one, you have to go down to the main police station in Downtown Honolulu and get registered and booked like a common criminal - they get mugshots and fingerprint you, exactly the same as if you were being arrested and booked. They make you wait 2 weeks after this, then you have to go all the way back down there to pick it up - THEN you can "acquire" your firearm. I.e. this is the procedure you must follow, even if you were to simply receive a firearm as a gift.

    Once you gain possession of it, you have 2 weeks to go back down to the station and register that firearm under your name.

    For rifles and shotguns, your permit is good for one year to acquire and register as many as you'd like. For handguns, you you have to go through the 2 week process & background check for every single handgun you want to acquire.

    Once you're a registered firearm owner, you are now in a database that the State and Family Courts use indiscriminently. All it takes is a woman to claim you threatened her, and for her to get a TRO on you, and the sheriffs show up at your door to confiscate all your registered firearms.

    To have unregistered firearms is considered a felony.

    Because of the hassle to legally acquire firearms, my personal collection is nowhere near as big as I'd like it to be. That, of course, is exactly what they hoped to accomplish with these anti-2nd amendment regulations.

    That being said, there's a reason why Hawaii seems to be lock step with the shit-lib anti-gun agenda. This state has been a Democrat stronghold and Union run town for over 60 years. The most powerful Union in the State is the Longshoremen, and they are tied into the Democrat party machine. Many of those union blue collar guys are gun owners, but they support the Union no matter what, and they vote how their Union reps tell them too, because they want the politicians who will support the Unions when the next round of collective bargaining comes up to get them more wages and more benefits.

    Hawaii's Democrats-Unions cabal is why liberalism is so strong here. Union workers have a simple mindset when it comes to politics. It's tribal. They'll vote for and rubber stamp anything a Democrat politician works for, as long as the Unions gets what they wants. It's more of a football fan mindset rather then an exercise in political reasoning and logic. Hawaii Union members cheer for Team Donkey no matter what. Thus, you get liberalism run amok as the default for most of our residents.

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  3. Eduardo the Magnificent27 May 2016 at 20:03

    Those who would argue with me on that front should remember what happens when you hand a child a chainsaw. It is the same with guns- hand any untrained doofus an AR-15, and you shouldn't be surprised if he ends up blowing holes in everything around him. But, if you hand an AR-15 to an upstanding citizen who knows what it is, and respects it for that, you will have a polite, well-armed, genial, and generally decent human being wielding a tool only when it is safe to do so.

    The problem is, you see, that the elites think we actually are children who, if it weren't for the blessings of government (with themselves in charge, of course), wouldn't be able to feed or clothe ourselves. And, just like the good parents they think they are, they have no problem forbidding things that would be dangerous. Dangerous for whom? We're not big enough to answer that type of question, and merely asking it would bug mommy and daddy, so don't ever ask it again. Now, go to your room and play on Facebook all night; everything will be OK.

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    1. "Eat. Sleep. Consume. OBEY. Good boy! Here's a biscuit."

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