HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into a 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 am going to start blaming the water of the Pacific Ocean for the sudden raise in fascist-like streak in the area governments. The question will be if the FBI will want to get his hands dirty with this scheme as I seem to re all there might be some federal mandates about not keeping gun owners’ databases when doing background checks. I wonder if the mandate will cover or affect this stupidity.
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.
So exactly what kind of gun safety is achieved with a database? Surely not securing guns at home or proper range etiquette.
Sen. Will Espero, who introduced the bill, and the Honolulu Police Department said Hawaii could serve as a model for other states if it becomes the first to enact the law.
I think the senator over-estimates his influence in mainland. It is not like we are just gonna roll over and let other idiots copy your idea.
The cost to enter names in the database will be covered by a fee paid by gun owners, which wasn’t defined in the bill.
So basically you want to f*** gun owners and they have to pay for the Vaseline too?