Hawaii could require gun owners to be entered into FBI database

by Chicago Tribune  |  published on May 25, 2016

Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

Most people entered in the “Rap Back” database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in “positions of trust,” such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.

“I don’t like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where the guns are, they can go grab them” said Jerry Ilo, a firearm and hunting instructor for the state. “We get the feeling that Big Brother is watching us.”

Supporters say the law would make Hawaii a leader in safe gun laws. Allison Anderman, a staff attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said the bill was “groundbreaking,” and that she hadn’t heard of other states introducing similar measures.

  • Webb

    “A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don’t have one, you’ll probably never need one again.”

  • robert sanders

    Hawaii. the state that the black dictator says he was born in. what else is new.

  • Rodney Steward

    Completely UNCONSTITUTIOAL, and didn’t realize that they had that much problem with guns, U never hear about it! U can tell this is an Obama push, and didn’t know that it was a far left state, with one of the largest homeless crowds in the country, they’re every where! The biggest killer in that state is the needle, drugs are out of control!!

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