More concerns about H.R. 5717
I would like to echo Mr. Yoder’s concerns about H.R. 5717 and respectfully request that any attempt to further legislate legal firearm and ammunition acquisition be abandoned. Adding more red-tape, such as a federal license, to acquire a firearm goes against the spirit and intent of the second amendment. It is already very difficult for the people of Hawaii to obtain a firearm legally and, as a result, many people do not register their firearms.
Wouldn’t it be better to make the process less difficult so that the people will follow laws to register their firearms? I was always taught that locks are made for honest people. Meaning, a lock will keep an honest person from doing something they know they should not do…. But a lock will never prevent a burglar from committing a crime. The more difficult you make legal firearm ownership, the more illegal ownership we will see. It is self-defeating. The truth is, the supreme court ruled that it is not the duty of the police force to provide personal protection for citizens. They simply cannot be at all places at all times and therefore are unable to guarantee protection. That means, it is our own responsibility to be able to defend and protect ourselves.
Please don’t add more red-tape to an already cumbersome process. We, law abiding citizens, have a right and a duty to protect our families when the police force is unable to do so. Adding red-tape just makes it more difficult for us, but will never stop a criminal. Thank you for your consideration.
Misty Cluett, Kalaheo
Silly to require tested, returning residents to quarantine
College students get an exemption from quarantine if they get a negative virus test within 72 hours of flying to Hawai‘i.
What do returning Kaua‘i residents get?
Nothing. It is 48 hours before my wife and I fly home to Kaua‘i after my surgery in California. We both got negative virus tests today. After landing on Kaua‘i we could get tested again, but what’s the point?
The governor says consecutive multiple negative tests will not exempt anyone from quarantine. Our mayor seems reluctant to ask the governor to grant a two-test exemption, as recommended by his own committee, even if in only applies to permanent Kaua‘i residents.
George Hinds, Koloa