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July 24, 2018 • News

Hawaii Law Prohibiting Open Carry of Firearms Struck Down by Appeals Court

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down a Hawaii law prohibiting open carry of firearms, stating that it violated the Second Amendment of the U.S Constitution. Young v. State of Hawaii, No. 12-17808, 2018 WL 3542985 (9th Cir. July 24, 2018) The Court’s decision gives individuals the right to openly carry guns in public places, with limited exceptions (e.g. schools and government buildings).

Employers wishing to ban guns from their private property will need to act quickly. It is unclear whether employers operating public accommodations will be able to ban guns from their premises. For more information about appropriate policies and training, consult your attorney.

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