Hawaii Could be First to Put Gun Owners in Federal Database
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in the "Rap Back" database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in "positions of trust," such as school teachers and bus drivers. Hawaii would be the first state to add gun owners. Supporters say it would ensure guns stay out of the hands of criminals, but gun owners say it's an invasion of privacy. They say it could face legal challenges because it would require gun owners to be entered in a database to practice a constitutional right.