Rep. John Mizuno signed onto HB2464 and said the people of Hawaii deserve to be able to defend themselves anywhere.
“This bill takes it out of just the home or workplace and says that you can stand your ground anywhere as long as you’re legally there,” Rep. Mizuno said.
Some may view the bill as particularly Conservative, but [the] chair of Hawaii’s Progressive Caucus Rep. Matt LoPresti said it is not a partisan issue.
“I don’t think self-defense is a right or left issue. It’s not a Progressive issue or a Conservative issue,” LoPresti said. “If you’re being assaulted, you should have the right to defend yourself.”