Ua lawa anei ka hana ʻino a ka pū?

na Laiana Wong (ka lā 7 o ʻOkakopa, 2017)

Synopsis: The mass shooting in Las Vegas is just one more piece of evidence that supports a bipartisan move for more extensive gun control laws. People kill people, but guns kill lots of people. Self-defense cannot be a defense for guns if no one has them.

Aloha kākou. Āhea e pau ai ka luku a ka pū? I ka Lāpule nei, ua ala au i ke kakahiaka a, e like me ka mea maʻa mau, heluhelu au i ka nūhou ma luna o ke kelepona paʻalima. ʻO ka puka mai o ia moʻolelo no ka luku ʻia o nā kānaka ma Las Vegas, a i loko nō o kona ʻano mānaʻonaʻo a hoʻoluʻuluʻu, ʻaʻole au i pūʻiwa. Ua lilo kēia ʻano nūhou he mea maʻa mau i kēia mau lā. Āhea e pau ai?

Noʻu iho, he wā kēia e kaʻakaʻa ai ka maka o ka lehulehu a ʻike i kekahi kumu nui e laha nei kēia ʻano hana ʻino. ʻO ia hoʻi, ʻo ka hūhewa o ka manaʻo o kekahi poʻe politika no ke kumu e make ai ke kanaka. Wahi a ka poʻe puni pū, ʻaʻole na ka pū ka luka ʻana, na ke kanaka naʻe nāna e kāomi i ke kīleo. Akā, e ʻole ka pū e paʻakikī ai ka luku ma ia ʻano i ʻike ʻia ma Las Vegas. Na ka pū nō i kōkua i kēlā kanaka i ka hoʻokō ʻana i kona manaʻo ʻino.

He kūpono nō ka ʻimi ʻana i ke kumu o ka ʻino. He kōkua nō paha ia i ka hōʻalo ʻana i kēia ʻano pilikia i ka wā e hiki mai ana. A no kēia hanana naʻe ma Las Vegas, pehea e wānana ʻia ai? ʻAʻohe wahi ʻano o ka ʻino i mahuʻi ʻia. Ua like nō paha kēia kaʻaka me kēlā a me kēia kanaka e kāʻaloʻalo mai ana ma ke alanui. ʻO ia nei naʻe, e hāpai ana i ka pū. A he keu kēia a ke kaʻaka puni pū. ʻAʻole i lawa hoʻokahi pū paʻalima. ʻAʻole lawa ka pū laipela. He mau pū kī hapa ʻakomi kāna, a he hāmeʻa hoʻi e hoʻololi ai i ke ʻano hapa ʻakomi o ia pū a lilo maila he pū kohu ʻakomi piha ke ʻano. Kapa ʻia aku ua hāmeʻa nei he “bump stock”, no ka mea, inā e kuke ka lima i ke ʻau o ka laipela, e lilo ia i pū laipela kohu ʻakomi. Eia ka mea ʻāpiki, ʻaʻole ia ʻano pū he mea kūʻē kānāwai.

A no laila, ua ʻano pololei ka ʻōlelo pale a ka poʻe puni pū. Na ke kanaka nō ia e kāomi i ke kīleo. Na ke kanaka hoʻi e pepehi ke kanaka, ʻaʻole na ka pū. Akā, aia nō i ke ʻano o ka pū ka nui o ka luku. No laila, he mea maikaʻi nō paha ka hāpai ʻia ʻana o kahi pila ma Wakinekona nāna e pāpā kēia ʻano hāmeʻa ʻo ka bump stock, a he mahalo ʻiʻo nō koʻu i ka poʻe Lepupalika nāna e kākoʻo i nā Kemokalaka i ka hāpai ʻana i kēia pila. Eia naʻe, ʻaʻole paha e lawa. He ʻakomi piha a he hapa ʻakomi, ʻo ia mau luku nō i nā hoa kanaka.

ʻAʻole e hoʻohana ʻia kēia ʻano pū i mea e kaupale ai i ka ʻino. He mea ia e hana ʻino ai. A ma kekahi ʻano, pēlā nā ʻano pū like ʻole a pau. ʻO ka pono wale nō ka mea e kaupale ai i ka ʻino. Inā e hapa mai nā pū, e hapa pū mai nō me ka luku ʻana. Aia i laila ka pono. Ua ʻike ʻia ka nui o ka poʻe ma ʻAmelika i kī ʻia i ka pū a make. ʻAʻole pēlā nā mokuʻāina ʻē aʻe o ka honua. Ua hapa loa mai! A ʻoiai ke noho hewa nei ʻo ʻAmelika ma Hawaiʻi nei, he wā wale mai nō koe a hōʻea mai ia ʻano ʻino i ko kākou mau kapakai nei.

E pāpā loa ʻia paha ia mea he pū. He mea ʻino ia a he hana ʻino kāna. ʻAʻohe wahi ola i laila.

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