In the state of Hawaii the gun laws and state statutes regarding sell,
possess, or carry firearms are strict and specific. Violating these gun
laws will result in criminal offense charges considered as felonies and
The following are these gun laws and statutes for the state of Hawaii:
It is illegal for any individual to acquire ownership of any
firearm by any means without proper clearance from the county Chief of
It is illegal to take possess of inherited firearms without first
securing a proper permit to possess these firearms.
It is required to have license to carry concealed weapons and/or
To apply for a permit to acquire
firearm(s) individuals are required to provide the following to the
Valid (Non-expired) Photo I. D. This includes State Issued
Driver's License and/or Passport.
Permit to acquire this application provided by the Chief of
Police for your county.
Mental Health Waiver stating from your doctor that you do not
have any mental conditions prohibiting you from possessing a firearm.
Firearms questionnaire acquired from issuing office completed by
Medical Waiver stating the individual does not have any medical
conditions that would hinder the proper use of the firearm.
Fingerprint card obtained from the FBI office.
Background check obtained from FBI office.
Hunters Education/Handgun Safety Training Affidavit stating
individual has completed both courses.
A completed application for this permit.
Provide the seller's information such as name, address, and phone
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Mandatory to register a firearm within sevent-two hours upon arriving
in the state of Hawaii. Residents have up to five days to register
Firearms not required to register:
Any firearms manufactured prior to 1899 which fires only loose
Firearms designed not to fire or capable of being fired.
It is illegal to possess firearms belonging to others without your own
permit for the gun regardless of having permission.
It is illegal to purchase for or lend firearms to any individual
unauthorized to possess the firearm.
It is legal for individuals sixteen and older or individuals under
sixteen accompanied by an adult to: (1) carry/use rifle and/or shotgun
for the purpose of hunting or target shooting. (2) Hunting license are
required to hunt, but not for target practice.
All loaded weapons are required to remain at the home of the individual
permitted to possess firearm(s).
It is illegal to carry loaded firearms.
It is legal to transport unloaded weapons and/or firearms as long as
the ammunitition is contained in a closed case such as one designed for
Individual who may not own, possess,
or purchase a firearm include:
Fugitives from justice.
Any individual under indictment
Any individual convicted of a felony
Any individual convicted of violent crimes
Any individual convicted of illegal sale of controlled
substances, narcotics, and/or prescription drugs.
Any individual with a known mental disease and/or disorder.
Any individual diagnosed with behavioral, mental, and/or
Law enforcement officers have the right to confiscate any firearm of
any kind and/or ammunitition from residences where domestic violence
has been committed.
Gun and accessories prohibited from
Sawed off shotguns
Sawed off rifles
Silencers and/or mufflers
Blasting caps, dynamite, bombs, and/or any explosives