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Registered vendors see high demand for electric guns in Hawaii – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2022-06-24 03:28:38 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — Self-defense and security attract Hawaiians to legally own electric guns.

“The music minister of our church took him to the church and actually hit him through the window,” said Michael Dinene, the owner of the electric gun. “There doesn’t seem to be a safe place anymore, so at least I have some kind of protection.”

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Electric guns have become legal on the island On January 1, but it took some time for the county to issue a license to the dealer. On Oahu, the license was finally issued in late March.

According to experts, electric guns can be sold for up to $ 450 on some models and must be purchased from a registered vendor.

There are 22 registered dealers in Oahu, two in Cowai and one in Maui.

One of those dealers is Pax BelloSecuritySolutions-Hawaii. A training facility sold only to students. Demand has not slowed yet.

“We had dozens of orders,” said Ed Howard of Pax Bellow Security Solutions-Hawaii.

Since January, Pax Bello has trained 200 students. To purchase an electric gun, the individual must be 21 years of age or older and not convicted of a felony. The vendor must complete the background check and provide training.

“It’s pretty intensive. We have a 6 hour class. It covers all legality, the use of power and there are also Taser certified trainers who need to be part of the training,” Howard says. I did.

The law limits devices used for self-defense, defense of others, or protection of property.

“When you pull it out and remove the safety device, you tell the person that you have a taser and you’re going to use it to protect yourself,” Dinene said. “They need to retreat, they need to come back, and if they keep coming, you fire it, drop it, and get out of it.”

Electric gun owners said owning a device would further enhance security as violent crimes increase.

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“It gives me a little reassurance. It’s not what I want to use,” Dinene said. “It will be a last resort.”

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