All Who Fail to Report Owner-ship of Arms Are Liableto ProsecutionHundreds o persons bought fire-arms in the city during the last six months and neglected to report the fact to the city and county clerk, according to law, statistics in his possession show. Every one of them is liable to a fine of $500., or six months imprisonment, or both.The law intends that the clerk should have means of checking up the neglect of the purchaser to report, according to Deputy City Attorney Carden, and provides that dealers in firearms and ammunition shall report the name and address of every purchaser, and other details, to the clerk "forthwith." This section has never been complied with."It will be complied with, and that very soon," said Carden this morning. "I am making up a form for the report, copies of which will be sent to every dealer. Such dealer will, have to send the clerk and the sheriff a weekly report of sales. Names of purchasers who do not report to the clerk will be turned over to the sheriff. He will arrest them. Suspicious characters who buy revolvers and automatic pistols will be searched by the police at every opportunity and if they are found with the weapons on their persons they will be held for carrying concealed weapons.Carden pointed out that the system of registration which is to do put into effect will aid, the police in identifying criminals who throw away or lose their weapons after using them. "At present if a murder or an assault is committed and a gun left at the scene of the crime it is not a clue, for there is no 'certain means of identifying the weapon." said Carden. "With every gun sold reported to the sheriff and the clerk it will be an easy matter to find the owner of a lost weapon by the factory number."[Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Saturday, July 15, 1916. Vol. XXIV, No. 7569. 3:30 Edition. Pg. 7]
"...4. During the time it remains a Territory, Congress may legislate over it within the scope of its constitutional powers in relation to citizens of the United States, and may establish a Territorial Government, and the form of the local Government must be regulated by the discretion of Congress, but with powers not exceeding those which Congress itself, by the Constitution, is authorized to exercise over citizens of the United States in respect to the rights of persons or rights of property....""...More especially, it cannot be believed that the large slaveholding States regarded them as included in the word citizens, or would have consented to a Constitution which might compel them to receive them in that character from another State. For if they were so received, and entitled to the privileges and immunities of citizens, it would exempt them from the operation of the special laws and from the police regulations which they considered to be necessary for their own safety. It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognized as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, and without obstruction, to sojourn there as long as they pleased, to go where they pleased at every hour of the day or night without molestation, unless they committed some violation of law for which a white man would be punished; and it would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went."--Mr. Chief Justice TANEY, U.S. Supreme Court, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856).