The recent firearms sales surge isn’t so recent. It started in the months before President Obama took office. If you recall, the anti-gun mainstream media attributed the dramatic surge to OFWG racist paranoia. Still do, in fact. Anyway, since then, gun sales have risen and fallen – but mostly risen. A lot. Polls “reveal” that gun ownership has remained steady, but the polls are wrong – as we’ve explained numerous times. As states restore Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms – making it easier to obtain concealed carry licenses and suchlike – more and more Americans are keeping and bearing arms. Where they aren’t they aren’t. To wit, Hawaii . . .
Let’s start at the end of the article Gun registration takes big drop in Hawaii at kitv.com:
A bill was proposed to allow concealed weapons carry by more people — including active and retired police officers, along with some members of the military.
“If it is military or police officers and they are qualified on it, I don’t see a problem with it,” said [Ewa Beach resident Lou] Collazo.
But not enough lawmakers felt the same, and on Friday deferred the bill. It keeps the current law in place, which requires each county police chief to approve an individual’s concealed carry permit, something that rarely happens in Hawaii.
Hurricanes hardly ever happen in Hawaii (not to mention Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire). Concealed carry permits for law-abiding Aloha State residents, never. You can round down to zero the number of permits issued. Ex-military? Off-duty cops? Retired cops? Go sing. Is it any surprise that Hawaiian gun registration is falling faster a Bill Swift sinker ball?
Overall Hawaii has seen a significant drop in firearms registrations.
After eight years of increases, the number of registered firearms dropped to 48,324 for 2104. That’s down 20 percent from the record number of 60,757 reached 2013.
So make no mistake. “Gun safety” advocates who love them some state-supervised vetting processes for aspiring gun owners know exactly where that would lead: civilian disarmament. That is their goal. That is all.