This is baffling. For some outrageous reason, every single concealed carry permit request last year in Hawaii was denied. This means Hawaii was the only state that did not issue a single permit in 2016.
So why did this happen, and how do we prevent that from happening again?
Since the Hawaii concealed-carry permit is only valid for one year, Hawaii was also the only state in the country not to have any active concealed-carry permits issued to private citizens. Hawaii’s concealed-carry law requires that only in “an exceptional case” where somebody can show “reason to fear injury to the applicant’s person or property” may a county police chief issue a permit. Unlike in most of the country, however, the county police chiefs have the ultimate authority over who does and does not g…
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