According to the Hawaii Reporter, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie (Dem) signed a bill into law that will make it easier (or at least more tempting) for NRA representatives to give firearm training instruction in the beautiful island state.
Governor Abercrombie signed House Bill 679 into law on July 9. The bill, which you can find official information about here, aims to protect NRA instructors. It “exempts NRA instructors from absolute liability for injury or damage caused by their firearms during the course of providing firearms training at a firing range for the purpose of acquiring a permit to purchase a firearm.”
Basically, the bill will allow NRA instructors to help people acquire firearm permits without having to worry so much about being slammed with a lawsuit whenever something goes wrong. That means fewer court battles for the NRA and more gun permits and firearms in the hands of Hawaiian citizens. It’s a win-win for everybody involved.
The bill was introduced by state Representative Ken Ito, a Democrat, and six other state Representatives. Not to become too politically charged in this article, but we’re not very accustomed to Democrats pushing pro-gun legislation. We could get used to this!