Hawaii Gun Laws
Hawaii State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney
|Rifles & Shotguns||Handguns|
|Permit to Purchase||YES||YES|
|Registration of Firearms||YES||YES|
|Licensing of Owners||NO||NO|
|Permit to Carry||NO||YES|
Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places
|Yes, unless in defense of family member or child|
Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places
|Kidnapping, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor, Robbery|
Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle
|No - Premises owned or leased by defender, his permanent or temporary residence, or workplace|
Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places
|Yes - Arson, carjacking, theft of occupied car|
Immunity from Civil liability
Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law
How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Hawaii
Hawaii is May-Issue by statute, but No-Issue in practice. The chief of police may grant a permit "in an exceptional case, when an applicant shows reason to fear injury to the applicant's person or property". In practice, Hawaii is "No-Issue," as issuing authorities rarely or never approve applications for permits, and there are no known Hawaii CCW permits.
In March 2014, the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals has ruled Hawaii's restrictive concealed carry policy unconstitutional, but the court has allowed the law to remain in effect while the State of Hawaii appeals the ruling.
Hawaii does not recognize concealed carry permits issued by other states.
Link to the Honolulu Police Department Firearms Page: CLICK HERE
State Statute §134-2 Permits to acquire: CLICK HERE