State Of Hawaii Sued For Second Amendment Violations

Honolulu Police Chief And State Of Hawaii Sued For Second Amendment Violations

The Hawaii Defense Foundation’s founding director and president, Christopher Baker, has filed a lawsuit against Honolulu Chief of Police Louis Kealoha, the Honolulu Police Department, the City and County of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii, and Governor Neil Abercrombie in connection with civil rights violations of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.

The complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii by attorneys Richard Holcomb, Alan Beck, and Kevin O’Grady alleges that Hawaii’s license to carry statute and various other firearm regulations are unconstitutional.

State law mandates that citizens may be provided licenses to carry only in “exceptional circumstance” or “where a need or urgency has been sufficiently indicated,” all at the discretion of the county’s Chief of Police.

The complaint asserts that this language violates the Second Amendment, which secures the right of all responsible, law-abiding citizens to bear arms for the purpose of self-defense. Additionally, the complaint also addresses the use of non-lethal tools for self-defense such as electric guns, which are banned in in Hawaii.

“The Second Amendment protects the right to self-defense. Everyday around the islands good people are robbed, assaulted, raped, or in the worst cases murdered. It’s simply a matter of physics, the Police can’t be everywhere to stop criminals from committing violent acts. We must be allowed to carry the tools that give us a chance to protect ourselves from harm,” says Chris Baker.

“We want criminals to have to think about the consequences of attacking someone,” he continued, “but right now, nothing serves as a deterrent to them – the odds are in their favor.”

Hawaii Defense Foundation ( is a domestic not-for-profit corporation based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Foundation serves the community by providing various services, such as: legal defense of civil rights, educational courses on firearm safety, self-defense training, and life saving techniques – such as first aid and CPR. The Foundation has many supporters and members across the State of Hawaii.

If you would like to show your support or are looking for additional information please contact the Foundation’s Secretary, Erica Castillo, at (808) 664-1827 or info(at)

One Response

  1. FANTASTIC ! I have been trying to get 2nd Am Foundation help with this for years because all of Chapter 134 is unConstitutional !! And be sure to include Maui County Police Chief and former Thomas Phillips cause they are part of the conspiracy of PD’s statewide to deny American citizens 2nd Amendment. I put chief Thomas Phillips under Citizens Arrest at a police commission meeting a few years ago, but of course the prosecutors would not do anything. And all prosecutors should be included too. They took my guns and it took over six months for me to get them back from MPD even after a judge Ordered them to return my guns. Cops are above the law, they think!

    I want to be a Party to this lawsuit. I am an NRA firearms safety instructor pistol, rifle, shotgun here on Molokai.

    Please reply and sign me up as a Party to this case for Molokai and Maui MPD crimes against the Constitution for the United States of America.

    Please email to me the Complaint filed at USDC, Honolulu, asap.


    George Peabody
    HC01 Box 770
    Kaunakakai, HI 96748

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