Governor signs new laws to tighten gun laws in Hawaii

Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 at 7:43 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gun owners with bump stocks have 30 days to turn them over to the police.

That's in the wake of a newly-signed law that prohibits the devices in the state.

Bump stocks, which enable semiautomatic rifles to fire faster, were used by the gunman in the Las Vegas massacre on Oct. 1, 2017, that left 58 dead.

Gov. David Ige signed the ban into law Monday, following on the heels of a federal ban earlier this year.

Police Chief Susan Ballard said that under a 30-day amnesty program, bump stock owners can turn in the devices to any police station or by calling 911.

Also Monday, the governor signed into law a measure that requires individuals who were disqualified for gun ownership to turn in their guns and ammunition within 30 days. The law previously required guns to be turns over within 30 days.

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