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Hawaii court says 'spirit of Aloha' supersedes
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Posted By: JoElla Bee, 2/8/2024 5:37:34 PM

Hawaii's highest court ruled Wednesday that Second Amendment rights as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court do not extend to Hawaii citizens, citing the "spirit of Aloha." In the ruling, which was penned by Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Todd Eddins, the court determined that states "retain the authority to require" individuals to hold proper permits before carrying firearms in public. The decision also concluded that the Hawaii Constitution broadly "does not afford a right to carry firearms in public places for self defense," further pointing to the "spirit of Aloha" and even quoting HBO's TV drama "The Wire."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bmoc 2/8/2024 5:44:16 PM (No. 1653562)
Plain and simple: No, it doesn't.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40 2/8/2024 5:50:57 PM (No. 1653570)
The 2nd Amendment was enacted and incorporated in the Bill of Rights for precisely the reason the Hawaiian Court has given. The 2A is an admonition to the States that their governing authority will be annulled unless this right of self defense is respected.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 2/8/2024 6:00:07 PM (No. 1653576)
Uh, no you brainless twit. The "spirit of aloha" means ZERO in any court of law.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 2/8/2024 6:01:05 PM (No. 1653577)
These fools will be quickly overturned upon appeal. Total idiots.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mizzmac 2/8/2024 6:04:18 PM (No. 1653581)
Well, then, the Spirit of Texas says "Close the damn border."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 2/8/2024 6:05:45 PM (No. 1653583)
So, if Hawaiian courts believe the US Constitution doesn't apply to them, then the state should be expelled from the USA. Then we'll see how long before they devolve into a third world country.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 2/8/2024 6:18:37 PM (No. 1653601)
It was a serious mistake to make Hawaii a state. I've always been convinced of this. I remember my father a USN office in WW2, stationed in Hawaii after the war telling how corrupt their court system was, totally racist against white Americans. ANYTHING that any American was charged with got a guilty judgement by the Hawaiian judges, 100%. And my father was the assigned "legal affairs officer" for his squadron, and spent a good bit of time in court, supporting sailors and occasional officers with traffic issues or fighting. Apparently the locals loved to pick a fight with a sailor knowing that the Hawaiian courts would side with them, no matter what.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 2/8/2024 6:21:05 PM (No. 1653604)
Stupid Haole justice
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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 2/8/2024 6:30:47 PM (No. 1653606)
I'm with #6....
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Reply 10 - Posted by: WesternTradition 2/8/2024 6:38:29 PM (No. 1653609)
Now THIS is an insurrection.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Readaholic 2/8/2024 6:54:10 PM (No. 1653618)
They prefer the citizens of Lahaina to be unarmed while their land is being grabbed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/8/2024 7:02:45 PM (No. 1653627)
The spirit of self preservation allows me to carry! All the time! I will protect my wife at any cost…including prison!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: volksford 2/8/2024 7:16:06 PM (No. 1653641)
Never should have been admitted to the Union in the first place .
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Californian 2/8/2024 7:50:21 PM (No. 1653670)
And was overturned the moment the USSC stopped laughing long enough to say, "no".
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Italiano 2/8/2024 7:55:40 PM (No. 1653676)
The State that spewed out Mazie Hirono.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 2/8/2024 8:01:41 PM (No. 1653681)
Is it possible to remove statehood?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 2/8/2024 8:40:11 PM (No. 1653727)
It’s true! The spirit of aloha is located right under the penumbra of the emanations clause of the Constitution.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: downnout 2/8/2024 8:42:39 PM (No. 1653728)
Well, I guess we’re back to 49 states then. Bye, Hawaii.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: BarryNo 2/8/2024 9:33:48 PM (No. 1653767)
No... It doesn't It suggests you people probably DID murder the people of Lahaina. After all why deny your citizens the right and ability to protect themselves? Downed power lines my a-you-know-what!. And Epstein commited suicide? R-r-r-rright!!!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Kate318 2/8/2024 9:51:37 PM (No. 1653790)
You don’t want to be a part of the US, leave. But, as long as you’re one of the 50, you will abide by the US Constitution. The Supreme Court is going to smack you down so hard, you won’t know what hit you. Mahalo.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 2/8/2024 10:10:23 PM (No. 1653798)
As someone who was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, I am very sad to see my birth State become more radical Left than ever. Maybe it's because they were locked up in their homes so long during Covid that their brains are no longer functioning. Anyway, Hawaii will go the way of Colorado and will be slapped down by the Supremes. Maybe then they will wake up.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Encore 2/8/2024 10:20:43 PM (No. 1653803)
Like my dad used to say, “As long as you’re under my roof…”. Until you’re ready to move out and stand on your own, suck it up. Can’t believe they quoted a freakin television show. Geez…
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Reply 23 - Posted by: pensom2 2/8/2024 10:52:45 PM (No. 1653824)
This is hilarious! I finally stopped laughing, but I'm still grinning! The "Spirit of Aloha" trumps the United States Constitution? Maybe Obie WAS born in Hawaii! That would explain his disdain for the Constitution! --Along with the "Spirit of Cannabis"!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: hoosierblue 2/9/2024 6:00:40 AM (No. 1653926)
Once a state, you have all the rights and obligations of all the other states. This will not go down well, at all. The lawsuits will be coming soon. Citizens should totally reject any actions on the part of the government to take any firearms.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/9/2024 8:59:23 PM (No. 1654511)
I have some specific reasons and the means to visit Hawaii, again, but have been reluctant to book because of the left-wing loon government there. This just reinforces my reluctance. Are you listening Hawaii visitors bureau?
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