"Surrender Your Firearms" Hawaii Police Plan To Confiscate Guns From All Medical Marijuana Users

Authored by Alex Thomas via SHTFplan.com,

The Honolulu Police Department has sent a series of letters to local medical marijuana patients that directly orders them to surrender their firearms or, presumably, face state sanctioned violence to remove them.

Signed by Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard, the letters “inform” patients that upon receipt of the confiscation order, a citizen has 30 days to turn over their guns to the police. This stunning move amounts to direct gun confiscation for people who have no history of violent crimes.

As Leafly noted,

“The existence of the notices, first reported early today by Russ Belville at The Marijuana Agenda podcast, was confirmed to Leafly News this afternoon by the Honolulu Police Department.


“The startling order comes just three months after the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Hawaii’s capital city.”

Courtesy of Russ Belville, The Marijuana Agenda

Although federal law prohibits all cannabis consumers from purchasing firearms, this is the first time that a local law enforcement agency has “proactively” sought to confiscate weapons from state-registered medical marijuana patients.

Despite the law being confirmed in multiple federal courts, any rational human being knows that this is nothing short of tyrannical overreach by an overzealous police chief who most likely is against private gun ownership in the first place.

Literally no one in the history of marijuana smoking as specifically killed someone because they have smoked a joint yet people like Police Chief Susan Ballard are apparently so caught up in their own power trip that they are willing to use violent force to strip the legitimate Second Amendment rights of citizens who legally use marijuana for a variety of aliments.

Make no mistake, if a local resident in Hawaii refuses this order, you can almost guarantee that the next step is forced gun confiscation at the barrel of a gun.


Bwana Mr. Ed Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:03 Permalink

Hawaii has always been anti-gun and anti-Constitution. If Hawaii gets away with this California will be next in real short order. Governor Moonbeam is a true progressive/communist who knows that a physical takeover and cancelling all Constitutional rights is impossible as long as the populous is well armed. To that extent he and many progressive/communist sheriffs in California have already gone way beyond the law to take firearms rights from the people. The FBI and the CDC have proven the more firearms that are owned and the more permits to carry that are issued the greater the reduction in violent crime. So when Governor Moonbeam, the Sheriff of San Diego County or any other person who assumes they can illegally take law abiding citizen's firearms rights their actions are not for public safety but simply for their ego and power.

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Pool Shark UmbilicalMosqu… Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:04 Permalink

Meh.The CCW's issued by my county sheriff have always (at least for the last 20 years) had the following proviso printed in red ink right on the front:"TO ANY PEACE OFFICER:THIS PERMIT IS TO BE SEIZED IF HOLDERIS FOUND TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCEOF ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ORARRESTED FOR ANY CRIMINALMISCONDUCT."You may have Constitutional rights, but they can be forfeit if you abuse them or commit a crime.(Rights to Life, Liberty and Property are taken away from felons every day, and for good reason...)Frankly, I don't want drunk or stoned idiots running around in public with firearms.There is a difference between "rights" and "license."

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a Smudge by an… Pool Shark Fri, 12/01/2017 - 17:37 Permalink

Yes. They are mutually exclusive.

And I don't want guys with strong opinions like you running around with guns. No telling what you people with strong opinions will do. It would make me feel safer if you surrendered your rights. Or as you have it, your LICENSE.

If you need a license it's not a right. So I'm not taking your right, just your license. And your gun. And your ammo.

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Telemakhos Bastiat Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:55 Permalink

Bingo.  Illegal marijuana users do not receive these notices.  Criminals who steal weapons or buy them on the black market to avoid a background check do not receieve these notices.The only people who receive these notices are those who fully comply with the laws on medical marijuana and firearms possession.  This law only punishes law abiding citizens.  The effect of such a law is to deter citizens from obeying some part of the law.  Likely, that will be the part wherin citizens voluntarily inform the government of their marijuana use.If legislators thought through the results of their laws on the citizen, we would have far fewer laws.

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a Smudge by an… Bastiat Fri, 12/01/2017 - 17:45 Permalink

It already is. It's the first of several.

1. A LOT of people saw this coming and never got the prescription card.

2. Marijuana was first pushed as a great source of taxable income for states that legalized. So they taxed and regulated the crap out of it. OOPS! The same weed is cheaper on the black market.

3. Recreational weed states followed the same model. OOPS! People (incredibly) kept using the local dealer and getting the same weed cheaper.


5. Feds make it hard for legal weed stores to get bank accounts. So GEE WHIZ GUYS, IT'S A CASH CROP. Don't worry, the black market handles large amounts of cash all the time.

Yeah so now it's objectively less of a risk to do black market weed than to get a prescription and buy legal weed. Firearms have this effect of turning misdemeanor charges into felonies. And you'd be looking at state and federal charges. Yup. Much better to keep buying from Jerry's Kids. Jerry Garcia that is.

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The Ram 38BWD22 Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:00 Permalink

38BWD22 - You bring up an interesting point: 'they just buy a gun from a friend.'  So now, a stupid law like this will take gun buying out of the 'white market' to the black market, which of course, the medical Marijuana law was designed to take the purchased of it out of the black 'illegal' market.  They really don't spend much time thinking this through do they?

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