Gun Control

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Today, Jaelynn Rose Willey, 16, died.  She was standing in the hallway of her Maryland high school on Tuesday when she was shot with a semi-automatic handgun. On an average day in America, seven children and teens are killed with guns.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, since the Parkland, Florida shootings which took 17 young lives, a youth movement has taken root against gun violence. 

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Local Students Walkout in Support of Shooting Victims

Mar 14, 2018
Ryan Finnerty

Wednesday was National Walkout Day at schools across the country. Thousands of students left class at 10 AM to remember the recent victims of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students here in Hawaii organized events at their own schools. University Laboratory School students organized a walkout at their school and shared their motives and hopes for the event with HPR's The Conversation.

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DOE on Gun Safety and Shooter Drills; Big Island Solar Update; DoD Report on False Missile Alert

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Medical Marijuana and Gun Rights


Gun Violence in Hawaii; Over-Fished Reefs; Service-Based Journalism

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Håkan Dahlström / Flickr

Hawai‘i has become the first state in nation to enroll gun owners into a centralized information system.

The Conversation: Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Mar 24, 2016

Big Island Land Conservation; Kaua'i Orchid Festival; State Gun Control Legislation; Woodworking Workshop

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Sherry Bracken
Sherry Bracken

  It's a scenario that happens all too frequently in this country.  Someone becomes violent in a public place, and sometimes a gun is involved.   On Hawaii Island, police have put together a special presentation to help educate residents about how to react. HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story.