Hawaii has finally issued a gun permit. They are now at 1 issued.
They have have records going back 20 years and according to Guns and Gadgets this is the first permit issued in that time frame.
Even when the McDonald opinion was issued requiring that every state have a method of issuing, I.e. No Issue was found to be unconstitutional, Hawaii had standards that were impossible to meet.
They make the claim that their very strict gun laws keep “gun violence” at a very low rate.
Gun ownership v. Violent crime with guns and Gun Permits v. Violent crime with guns are both cherry picked statistics. Some states with very limited gun ownership and permits have low violent crime with guns rates and some states with constitutional carry and significant gun ownership have low violent crime with guns rates.
In both cases, the gun rights infringers refuse to actually look at violent crime rates, they always limit it to violent crimes committed with guns.
There was a situation back in the 80’s or 90’s where a small town in Michigan(?) passed a city ordinance requiring every citizen of the city to be armed. Their crime rate dropped. Of course the infringers screamed because the crime rate in adjoining towns went up.
There are also reports flowing out of New Jersey that people are starting to receive their carry permits.
Things are changing for the better for gun rights.