So it looks like the classic "pass a bill and sign it on the weekend so it goes down the memory hole by Monday..." tactic just got employed by T.H.E.Y. (The Hierarchy Enslaving You), here in Hawaii.
While the Democrats in congress grabbed all the headlines with their staged 60's college hippie style sit in at the Capitol, Hawaii's leftist stooge Governor just signed away all of the previously confidential personal information of Hawaii's law abiding gun owners to begin filling up the FBI's national gun owners database:
Hawaii Becomes First State to Put Gun Owners in FBI Database
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the bill Thursday, which allows police to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into “Rap Back,” a Federal Bureau of Investigation database that monitors criminal activities by people under investigation or in positions of trust, Reuters reported.The law takes effect immediately. “Rap Back” allows Hawaii police to be notified when a Hawaii firearm owner is arrested anywhere in the U.S. In addition, the law allows Hawaii police to evaluate whether a firearm owner should continue owning a gun after being arrested.
This move comes after a sit-in by Democrats to support gun control measures that would keep people on the no-fly list from buying a gun.
I just read this bill. What it really looks like to me, is an amendment to Hawaii's original Firearms acquisition and registration legislation to provide gun owners personal data to the FBI. When they first passed the original State gun registration laws, it was stated that all information pertaining to registration would be strictly confidential and only appropriate State Law Enforcement Agencies would be able to access it and usually only under court order.
This new law now requires Hawaii to
Up til now, we've always had a State run background check that used the NICBCS - National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The amendment to this requirement crosses out the NICBCS, and mandates background checks using new FBI database system:
The police department shall perform an inquiry on the applicant using the Criminal Justice Information System and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, including the Immigration and Naturalization Service query therein, National Crime Information Center, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and pursuant to section 846-2.1 before any determination to register a firearm is made.
Hawaii has always been one of the States the liberal/leftist/progressives have targeted for new legislation T.H.E.Y. eventually want to take nationwide. We have a solid constituency of liberal Democrats that run the State and can be counted on to pass anything the progressive left wants to do. For instance, back in the 90's, Hawaii was the first place they tried to get Same Sex Marriage passed (it failed dramatically as a referendum vote. As liberal as Hawaii is, in the 90's, gay marriage was still largely considered a deviant lifestyle by most of us living here).
Here we are 20 years later and gay marriage is the law of the land in all 50 States....
We are also the first State to have Obamacare styled health care laws passed (even before RomneyCare). When Clinton first got elected in '92 and Hillary tried to spearhead the National health care initiative as the First Lady, she modeled her proposals after Hawaii's employer-provided HMO system.
Here we are almost 30 years later, and Nationalized health care is the law of the land in all 50 States....
Anyhow, the significance of this news appears to me to be this: before this legislation, The State of Hawaii was mandated to keep all Gun registrant info private and confidential, and only allowed to be accessed by court order. Under the old system, Hawaii could only run a check on the NICBCS and if your name popped up, they would deny you the right to register your gun and confiscate it from you.
Now all of Hawaii's gun registration info will be provided to the FBI for these new national Databases aka - the FBI is now creating a national database of all gun owning, law abiding citizens in Hawaii...info such as name, address, contact info, fingerprints, firearm make and model and serial no., etc.
Hawaii is the first, look for this to eventually spread to all 50 States. All of the blue left coast liberal run States will follow suit quickly, while the red right wing states may put up a token resistance.
I'm rather pessimistic about our centralized Federal Government in D.C. and the FBI and their motives here. It couldn't be more blatant. This is a major step towards total information awareness T.H.E.Y. have been working towards.
Mark my words, T.H.E.Y. want one centralized, nationalized database of ALL U.S. legal gun owners to rule them all...it is the first step towards eventual nationwide gun banning and eventual confiscation. Hawaii is the first....guaranteed we won't be the last.
Let's see how much the pro-Second Amendment groups across the nation take heed to what just happened here this weekend out in the middle of the Pacific.
The war against the Second Amendment for the US has just escalated.