Hawaii requires registration of all firearms; enjoys lowest gun-related death rate in US

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Gun Violence A Defining Public Health Issue – Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii is the only state that requires registration of all firearms, and has among the lowest rates of gun ownership and gun-related deaths in the country.

Arguably, this vacuum of federally funded research has helped to further politicize the issue, as advocates and nonprofit organizations pushing for gun control have stepped in to compile and publicize information.

Data from Hawaii already suggests that gun control can save lives.

Hawaii is the only state that requires registration of all firearms, and has among the lowest rates of gun ownership and gun-related deaths in the country. While Hawaii is geographically and culturally unique, further research could help to solidify the value of common-sense regulation and position Hawaii as a policy leader on state-level reforms.

via Gun Violence A Defining Public Health Issue – Honolulu Civil Beat