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January 1, Supreme Court’s Bold Decision: Hawaii Upholds Strict Gun Control

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Hawaii’s Supreme Court boldly stood up to the U.S. Supreme Court’s pro-gun decision in Bruen (2022), asserting that it does not surpass Hawaii’s constitution, which recognizes “no state constitutional right to carry a firearm in public.” This decision came in the case of Hawaii v. Wilson, where Wilson sought recognition of his right to carry a gun in public for self-defense without first acquiring a permit from the state.

Hawaii’s Supreme Court unanimously decided against Wilson, with Judge Todd Eddins, a Gov. David Ige (D) appointee, writing the majority opinion. Eddins wrote, “We reject Wilson’s constitutional challenges. Conventional interpretive modalities and [Hawaii’s] historical tradition of firearm regulation rule out an individual right to keep and bear arms under the [Hawaii] Constitution.”

Eddins then directly addressed the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision, which struck down New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permit issuance. He wrote, “Bruen snubs federalism principles. Still, the United States Supreme Court does not strip states of all sovereignty to pass traditional police power laws designed to protect people.”

Furthermore, Eddins added, “States retain the authority to require that individuals have a license before carrying firearms in public.” It remains to be seen what, if any, appellate action will be taken in light of another important aspect of the Bruen decision; namely, the recognition that the Second Amendment protects a right to carry a gun outside the home for self-defense.

On June 23, 2022, Breitbart News quoted Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s majority opinion, wherein he referenced previous cases affirming the right to keep and bear arms in the home for self-defense, then turned to Bruen and said, “In this case, petitioners and respondents agree that ordinary, law-abiding citizens have a similar right to carry handguns publicly for their self-defense.”

The case is Hawaii v. Wilson, No. SCAP-22-0000561 in the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Why It Matters (op-ed)

Hawaii’s Supreme Court’s defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s pro-gun decision is a clear example of the liberal agenda’s influence on our judicial system. Their decision in Hawaii v. Wilson blatantly disregards the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Judge Eddins’s opinion on federalism principles is a smokescreen for their true goal: disarming the American people. The Bruen decision rightfully recognizes the Second Amendment’s protection of carrying a gun outside the home for self-defense.

Hawaii’s actions are a dangerous precedent, and the fight for our constitutional rights must continue. The far-left’s relentless attack on the Second Amendment cannot be tolerated.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Len

    February 12, 2024 at 7:17 pm

    Hawaii loves the 2nd

  2. madmemere

    February 12, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    It was a serious mistake to allow Hawaii to become our 50th state; it appears to be an ANTI-CONSTITUTION state, filled with liberal, left, communist advocates. Their very FIRST act, after becoming a US State, in 1959, was to elect a slate of “alternate electors”! Those same alternates, gave the vote to JFK and allowed him to be elected President, in 1960. The weirdo couple, who raised Barack Hussein (Barry Soetoro) Fraudbama lived there, practiced communism and raised the fraudster to be an outright American hater and they did it without question, nor intervention. Now, Hawaii has a state supreme court that “rules” OUTSIDE the dictates of the US Constitution. Ok, SCOTUS, where are YOU on this act of defiance.

  3. Mike Dybsand

    February 12, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    In order to become a state you shall ratify the US Constitution as the supreme law of the land and your state shall agree with it in its entirety. There are no exceptions and no state constitutions that can be arbitrary, or any state who does so is no longer a state

  4. Floyd Solano

    February 12, 2024 at 8:29 pm

    Looks to me like NOT traveling to Hawaii or any liberal state would be a good way to save money. Hit them in the wallet. They have the audacity to crap on the constitution while our military guards their dumb ass. A gateway for suppressing free speech is next.

  5. Troy

    February 12, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    Another commie democrap controlled craphole violating constitutional rights.

  6. Vetmike

    February 13, 2024 at 6:49 am

    Hawaii has always been a lost cause. And California is a close second in the Leftist F’ed up race. The key is continue to fight; in the ballot boxes, in the courts and in your community. As Conservatives it is our responsibility to work as hard as we can to turn this around.

  7. Frank W Brown

    February 13, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    Hawaii can go pound sand, I would not grace the sewer dwelling democRATS haven with my presence and you should not EITHER!

  8. Flavia Sollecito

    February 13, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    WHEN IS THE SUPREME COURT GOING TO STAND UP FOR OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS? ALL OF THEM!

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