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VICTORY FOR GUN SAFETY: Following Advocacy from Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, Hawai’i Governor Josh Green Signs Bill to Raise the Age of Purchase for Ammunition 

July 9, 2024

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, issued the following statement after Governor Josh Green signed SB 2845 into law. The measure raises the age of purchase for ammunition to 21. In addition, it requires ammunition sellers to check the government-issued ID of purchasers to verify their age.

“Today our state finally brings our rules for ammunition in line with our firearm laws,” said April Ching, a volunteer with the Hawai‘i chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We are grateful for lawmakers’ steadfast support and Governor Green’s continued commitment to combating the gun violence crisis. As our movement grows in Hawai’i, we look forward to continuing working with our gun sense champions to make our beautiful state the national leader for gun safety.”  

Hawaiʻi ranks 6th in the country for gun law strength in Everytown’s 2024 Gun Law Rankings. Everytown’s interactive gun law platform – which shows the direct correlation between the strength of a state’s gun laws – is available here. More information about unintentional shootings by children is available here. More information about gun violence in Hawaiʻi is available here

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