"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make
things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve
rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be
attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." -Thomas Jefferson,
quoting Cesare Beccaria.
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DLNR Issues Shark Warning For Waters Off Onomea, Hawaii
HILO — Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is warning the public to
stay out of the ocean in the vicinity of Onomea Bay near Kukui Point, East
Hawaii, after receiving a report that approximately 4,000 pounds of fish from
the wrecked Seven Stars fishing vessel may be entering the water and therefore
likely to attract large predators.
“The presence of dead fish would continue to attract sharks to the area for the
next several days. We strongly urge the public to refrain from entering the
water at Onomea Bay and surrounding areas until we have determined that sharks
are no longer in the area,” Peter Young, DLNR chairperson, said.
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