Hawaii’s Democrat Gov. Signs Bill Limiting Concealed Carry for Self-Defense

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green signs gun control legislation in Honolulu on Friday, June 2, 2023 a
AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green (D) signed legislation Friday that prohibits concealed carry for self-defense in movie theaters, on beaches, in stadiums, and numerous other places.

The Associated Press reported that the legislation also requires private business to post signs stating that they allow guns to be carried for self-defense, if in fact they do.

The Associated Press

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green speaks to reporters after delivering his State of the State address to a joint session of the state Legislature in Honolulu, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Green, a medical doctor by training, commented on the legislation, saying, “On many occasions in my training back on the mainland, I was one of the physicians that took care of individuals who were victims of gun violence. Not only that, I lost a loved one to a suicide with a gun. And so anything that we can do, we should.”

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State Rep. David Tarnas (D) praised the gun control legislation, saying, “We aim to create a balanced approach that respects the rights of gun owners and the need to maintain a safe and protected space in Hawaii.”

Neither Green nor Tarnas commented on whether sign requirement for private businesses sends a signal to criminals as to which businesses have patrons armed for self-defense and which do not.

Rep. David Tarnas, Hawaii State House Representative District 7 (Instagram/David Tarnas)

Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety ranks Hawaii the number three state in the nation for gun control.

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