Hawaii Gun Laws

Gun laws in Hawaii operate on a county level with Hawaii using a “May Issue” policy towards issuing concealed carry permits. However, permits have only been issued to the public on only a few rare occasions. Mandatory county reporting was started in 2000 and since that date only four permits have been issued. Two were issued in Maui in 2001 and two on Kauai, one to a local judge in 2006 and another in 2013 to an active military member for 12 days. There is currently a case before the federal courts to try and force Hawaii into issuing permits however this will take years to resolve with no doubt many appeals.


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Hawaii CCW Quick Facts

Carry In Vehicle NO
Must Notify Officer YES
Carry In State Parks Allowed NO
No Weapons Signs Enforced YES
Open Carry Permitted NO
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry NO
LICENSE ISSUED TO
Residents
STATE POLICY
May Issue

Hawaii CCDW Reciprocity

Hawaii 2018
  • Permit Honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permits only
  • Issuing state

Hawaii Handgun Permit

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a lawful resident of Hawaii
  • Must be able to show reason to fear injury to your person or property.
  • Able to possess a firearm under Hawaii law.
  • Not have been judged to be insane or incapacitated under Hawaii law.
  • Qualified to use a firearm.

134.9 Licenses to Carry

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Bahookee
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Bahookee

LEOSA gives law enforcement active and retire the legal right to carry anywhere in USA. Yet CCWP holder has a lower crime rate than active Police and yet can’t get CCWP in Hawaii or California?

Bahookee
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Bahookee

Hawaii May Issue and California and all other May issue States have and are INFRINGING ON US CITIZEN’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT BY CHANGING A LAWFUL RIGHT INTO A PRIVILEGE! HOW HAS THIS BEEN ADDRESSED!

The Plinker
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The Plinker

I thought Mexifornia was a cesspool of Democrats. But Hawai’i says hey brah hold my coconut. No guns but plenty of meth heads and crystal ice druggies.

David
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David

I am a Police Office and covered under LEOSA. I will be visiting Honolulu in the next couple of months. Will I be allowed to carry? I also have a Utah CWP which has reciprocity in Hawaii.

Lauren
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Lauren

Don’t bring your fucking guns here. They are not allowed, police or not. You don’t need them. Keep your mainland bullshit and mass murders over there.

The Plinker
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The Plinker

Your gender fluid life partner sure must have a treat dealing with you. Shall Not Infringe Demotard. Last trip to Kauai got kicked out of a Mexican fast food place for laughing at a sign by front door telling all the deviants that this was a safe space.

bahookee
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bahookee

Lauren obviously is a liberal just watch her language which gives her lack of ability to rationally address her phobia and or thinks safety is being completely at the control of a criminal

pejoe
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pejoe

Sounds like this is someone that doesn’t like the 2nd amendment to the constitution. Maybe We should take away Your right to free speech so SHUT UP!

Mariann
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Mariann

Can I have an Avacado

henry smith
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henry smith

will I need permit to have hand gun in Kauai

henry smith
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henry smith

if I am traveling to Kauia for work for 6 months can I have my handgun that is registered to me here in floida if so can I carry I also do not a a CCW

Shan
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Shan

Even as a visitor you must register your gun. I’m not sure if your conceal and carry will work here. My dad had the same question. I live in Hawaii and from Missouri.

marcu
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marcu

No reciprocity or Hawaii CCW permits issued either to anyone.

Marc
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Marc

You have 5 days from entering the state to go to the police station and register the gun. Also enroll in “RAPBACK” that’s a FBI data base. Hawaii doesn’t honor any other CCW permits nor issues any to anyone anyways. You can legally carry any way you want inside your home/business. Hawaii has a places to keep law, guns kept only at residence, business, sojourn (where you sleep), police station, gun store, range, gunsmith. And only transported to and from these points. So straight from point A to B. No stopping for coffee with gun in car or picking up… Read more »

Carl Jacobs
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Carl Jacobs

As a Navy Officer (Pilot O-8) I have been stationed and lived off base in 14 States is US. If you want to use a gun, join the military…otherwise you are a person not “the people” and have no need to own a gun.

Jim
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Jim

Wow! I would check my compass if I were you. How disappointing for a US military officer to have such low regard for the Constitution. Sorry, but “people” means every American person. And that means YOU don’t get to decide who owns a gun. Each PERSON does.

Laurem
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Laurem

Not here in Hawaii, asshole. No, you don’t get to decide and we don’t have shootings. Fuck your fucking guns. Leave them home if you come or you will spend your vacation in jail. So no, YOU don’t get to decide here. Live with it.

The Plinker
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The Plinker

You need to buy batteries for your device perhaps you won’t be so unhinged.

We know no man would touch you.

Long live the 2nd Amendment you shrew.

Brent Ramsey
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Brent Ramsey

Lauren, put the glass pipe down, throw away all your steel wool, and go to an NA meeting. Please shave your pits, or at least wash them before you do.

George
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George

Can’t wait for the Supremes to proclaim Strict Scrutiny for gun laws after the NY case is heard. That will just about nullify any of your silly unconstitutional “laws.”

pejoe
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pejoe

The shootings there are all average UNARMED citizens getting killed by criminals WITH guns. if YOU think criminals obey stupid gun laws You are crazy.

Cobra
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Cobra

0-8 my ass lol

Paratrooper
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Paratrooper

Are you kidding me?! So you’re an Admiral and your understanding of the Constitution is that “the right of the people” doesn’t apply to ALL citizens of the United States?! You are an absolutely sad excuse of a commissioned officer within the military and deserve to be dismissed from service.

Coast Guard
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Coast Guard

How can ANY military member defend the constitution they are SWORN to defend if they are so stupid to misquote it. I would bust You down to sgt if I knew who You were.

murphy
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murphy

Carl your obviously a dumb ass that thinks your special because you joined the military. Ugh read your constitution it doesn’t define we the people as only military because when they wrote it they didn’t have one outside of militia dumb ass. Go back to spending my tax money and leave the adults to talk.

Dustin Little
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Dustin Little

8 year vet with multiple deployments to Iraq. My service doesn’t mean squat for special privileges and gives me no rights above civilians. If anything, those who serve have a greater obligation to uphold the rights of civilians. We swear on entry to service to uphold the constitution, against all threats, foreign and domestic. Your post marks you as a potential domestic threat, and is a disgrace to the uniform.

Ken
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Ken

Carl, are you really advocating that those of us who shoot competitively dont get to own firearms? And I am supposed to trust my life to you because you are and O-8? And if you arent around when I need you to protect me I am just screwed? You really sound like a career Admiral’s aide and a Naval aviator. As a Vietnam Vet I feel sad for you. Please – dont ofer – my wife will back me up. Odds are good she is much better with a handgun than you

ward
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ward

That’s exactly how dictators take a country after they control gun owner ship of all the law abiding people ! The 2nd Amendment means nothing to the dem asses in hI & the citizens let the gov of hi get away with violating U.S. Constitutional Freedom & Rights ! The HI laws are a crime to abolish !

pejoe
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pejoe

I agree and some very rich person should sue the heck out of Hawaii for their unconstitutional (laws) which have no business in the USA!

ward
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ward

Join the discussion…

Kala
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Kala

You’re a dumb ass. Obviously don’t understand the constitution.

Chris Manno
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Chris Manno

LOL
The entire point of the 2nd amendment is so the government can’t control us by being the only ones with weapons. In fact, the US military (Army, Navy, Marines, etc.) as we know it shouldn’t even exist.

Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with them as long as they are run by people who will obey the citizens and not the government.

Brent Ramsey
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Brent Ramsey

Carl, Im a retired O-4. You are a commie POS. I know you’re still pissed because Hillbilly lost, but come on man.

John Williams
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John Williams

Carl Jacobs has never been a flag officer in the US Navy. I just checked the navy’s list of retired flag officers. There is, however, a Hawaiian man named Carl Jacobs in Hawaii that is old and known for previous stolen valor actions.

pejoe
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pejoe

Sounds like YOU don’t know the constitution of the UNITED STATES (I tHINK that includes Hawaii also???!!) The right of the PEOPLE (That even includes ALL Hawaiians and ALL States reguardless!)

John Loring
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John Loring

No one, except some retired law enforcement and a few armed security guards, can get a permit to carry in Hawaii. There is a provision to obtain one, but as far as I know, and I am retired from Honolulu PD, it is at the Chief’s discretion and none of the 4 County Chiefs has aver granted one.

pejoe
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pejoe

Actually ALL Law enforcement can carry in the USA active or retired.