Good to see a current article on the issue.
And at least the State of Hawaii Constitution has SOMETHING to say about the RKBA (although nothing in the preamble as some states do):
"RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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]"
...of course, as you note, HI STILL doesn't allow its citizens to PRACTICE that right. I mean they can KEEP them (at home) but not BEAR them...even though it says "keep AND bear." Didn't know it was 17 years of denials...I thought it was since Statehood (51 years).
How about an article in the Star Advertiser?
Have you done any polling/petitions to see if enough citizens would support CC or OC?
If so, are Asians on board as a group or not?
Or are most of the haoles over there liberals (and thus anti-gun)?
How is your appeal for instances of "people applying for a CC but being denied" going? Has anyone submitted any incidents yet?