Here in the State of Hawaii open or concealedcarry of a firearm is expressly outlawed unless you can get a permit, which is next to impossible considering we are a "may-issue" state. I've been researching here on OCDO and the rest of the web for almost a month now. I'm looking for court case decisions that stated clearly that the open carry of a firearm in and of it self is not a crime, it is a right afforded us by the 2A, and cannot be restricted, require a permit, be outlawed....you get the point.
Currently there are 2bills headed to commitee....SB327(concealed carry permit) and SB328(open carry permit) both change the wording from "may-issue" to "Shall-issue". At first I assumedthat SB328would be a good thing, a step forward, considering the laws in this state. But the more research I've done, I realize that this is a huge jump in the WRONG
direction. Once it becomes a privledge, it becomes something that, as right now, can be disallowed by law, no longer a right.
The wording in the State Constitution is IDENTICAL
"Section 17.A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
[Ren Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]".....with the following case note attached...."Right to bear arms may be regulated by the State in a reasonable manner.82 H. 143, 920 P.2d 357
I need court case decisions to help in the fight here. I'm new to most of this, never been too political, so I'm on a STEEP learning here. I already have "Nordyke vs. King", "Heller", the AG memo in WI......I'd like more than just these, I don't want to bring "just enough" ammunition to the fight, I want to overwhelm to the point that they say "WE GIVE UP!!!
" Any help at all is greatly appreciated. I'm posting this in theOpen Carry BrigadeForum as well. Thks.