Gun Control

Gun control has historically been one of the most controversial issues in US politics. The recent shootings in Arizona that killed six people and wounded fourteen others, including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, have sparked a renewed public outcry for tougher firearms restrictions across the nation. What are Hawaii's gun control laws and why has the number of island residents who own guns increased in the last several years?

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a panel representing a variety of perspectives on gun control will look at the permit process, compare Hawaii's laws to that of other states, and discuss the pros and cons of the 2nd Amendment, which protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

Scheduled guests for this episode of Insights include: Keith Kaneshiro, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney; Bill Richter, Secretary and Director of the Hawaii Rifle Association; Ed Case, former US Congressman and State Representative; and Avi Soifer, Dean of the University of Hawaii's Richardson School of Law.

This conversation was recorded on Feb. 3, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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