Gun Safety Advocates and Champions Celebrate 10 Years of Moms Demand Action, and Call on Lawmakers to Strengthen Hawai‘i’s Concealed Carry Laws
HONOLULU — Today, Hawai‘i Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke, Attorney General Anne Lopez, legislative champions and over 80 Hawai‘i Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers called for action on gun safety during their annual advocacy day in Honolulu. This year’s advocacy day coincides with the celebration of 10 years of Moms Demand Action’s life-saving work to protect families and communities from gun violence.
“We are gathering at the statehouse today with a common goal, to end gun violence and save lives in communities across Hawai‘i,” said Erica Yamauchi, a volunteer with the Hawai‘i chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Right now, Hawai‘i has some of the lowest rates of gun violence in the nation, and we must do everything in our power to keep it that way. This session, lawmakers must step up and pass common-sense gun safety legislation, responding to the reckless Bruen decision by the Supreme Court.”
As volunteers commemorate the tenth anniversary of Moms Demand Action, they reflect on a decade’s work of advocating for the safety of families and communities from senseless acts of gun violence. This session, Moms Demand Action volunteers have sent nearly 300 messages in support of strengthening the state’s concealed carry laws affected by the SCOTUS decision in Bruen. Yesterday, both chambers passed similar measures, a testament to the work and advocacy of volunteers.
This year, Moms Demand Action volunteers are asking lawmakers to take action and pass proactive measures that will save lives. This comes after Moms Demand Action volunteers had major success this past election cycle, including in Hawai‘i where voters elected gun sense champion Governor Josh Green, and other officials. To speak to a local volunteer with Moms Demand Action, a volunteer with Students Demand Action, or a policy expert, please reach out to [email protected].