The Law Can Be A Deciding Factor In Hawaii For Choosing Your Ammunition For Self Defense
When you begin your research in Hawaii on choosing the right ammunition for your particular needs one factor that must always be taken into consideration is the Law, and it is one facotr that many either take for granted or don't think about, and that is the ammunition laws in Hawaii.
There are several states that limit the type of ammo that someone can carry, as an example Illinois will not allow even their own law-enforcement officers to carry hollow point ammunition. It is recommended at the beginning of your research in Hawaii that you find out first if there are any such restrictions in your state and if so what ammunition is going to be excluded from your research.
As a side note; remember you may have ammo in your gun that is completely legal in your state but if you plan to carry your firearm using the reciprocity laws with other states you and your gun may be legal yet you're ammunition not be.
There are documented incidents where individuals have carried their firearm across state lines and had all the proper permits yet did not realize that the ammo in their gun was illegal in an adjoining state, and they were arrested!
Know the law in Hawaii before you start the research, it's a great starting point.
Concealed Carry Ammunition for Self-Defense, In Hawaii
Choosing the right Amm0 in Hawaii for your self-defense needs is critical. Although there are some very good quality foreign made ammunition they are becoming hard to find and they in our opinion don’t quite measure up to the American manufactures overall quality. If your stick with the some of the top names like Federal, Cor-Bon, Hornady, Remington, Winchester, Speer, or CCI ammunition you will have excellent results. If you don’t recognize the name then use that ammo for practice. Most ammunition manufacturers are now producing product that are specifically designed for Self-Defense requirements.
Self-Defence Ammunition Can Be Regulared By Law In Hawaii
Ammunition in Hawaii desigend specifically for Self-Defense in a handgun has had some significant technological advances, most notably the newest generation of high performance ammunition deliver terminal ballistics until recent years were simply technically inconceivable.
The recent advancement in handgun ammo for Self-Defense capability in Hawaii was partially in response to a direct need to meet or exceed the new very stringent F.B.I. barrier penetration requirements. The latest ammo from the major U.S. manufacturers required over ten years of experimenting before offering the premium quality products that are now available. Most notable is that all of the latest and most advanced Ammunition for Self-Defense is of the “hollow-point” design. US Precision Defense maintains an excellent research database on Ammunition for Self-Defense.
Hawaii is known for having some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, and is generally described as being anti-gun rights. In Hawaii No person shall acquire the ownership of a firearm, either by purchase, gift, inheritance, bequest, or in any other manner, until he has first procured from the chief of police of the county of his place of business, residence, or sojourn a permit to acquire.
Hawaii is a "may issue" state for concealed carry. "In an exceptional case, when an applicant shows reason to fear injury to the applicant's person or property," a license to carry a pistol or revolver may be granted or denied at the discretion of the county police chief. In practice however few if any concealed carry licenses are ever granted.
Carrying a loaded firearm, concealed or not concealed, including in a vehicle, is a class A felony. Unloaded firearms that are secured in a gun case and are accompanied by a corresponding permit are allowed to be transported in a vehicle between the permitted owner's residence or business and: a place of repair; a target range; a licensed dealer's place of business; an organized, scheduled firearms show or exhibit; a place of formal hunter or firearm use training or instruction; or a police station
Concealed carry and open carry are felonies without a permit to do so from the chief of police of your county. Although allowed by law in special circumstances of threat to self or property, the chiefs’ policy at present is to grant only to law enforcement and those military and security guards whose duties specifically require such. Private Citizens are denied.
Although Hawaii does not recognize any other state’s CCW permits and has no reciprocity agreements the following states do accept and recognize Hawaii’s CCW permits; Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin. The only CCW permit that the state of Hawaii is compelled to recognize under federal law are those issued under the Peace Officer Safety act of 2004, known as HR 218 where any active duty or honorably retired peace officer can carry a concealed weapon in any state in the country.
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Hawaii gun laws, unlike many of the states in the United States, requires any person wishing to purchase or obtain a firearm to apply for a Hawaii gun permit first, that allows the transaction of firearms.
The Hawaii gun permit to purchase extends to shotguns, rifle, and handguns. An individual must first apply for the permit to the chief of police pertaining to the county that the applicant resides in or place of business is located. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age and citizen of the United States. A permit to purchase a handgun is contingent to the applicant having completed a firearms safety course. The chief of police issuing the gun permit is required to assess the health of the applicant and to evaluate the person's ability to be able to own and operate a firearm in a safe and secure manner.
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 misdemeanors. 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 Police.
It is illegal to take possession of inherited firearms without first securing a proper permit to possess these firearms. And it is required to have license to carry concealed weapon.
It has been said that “It’s only a politician that can turn a lawful citizen into a criminal with a stroke of a pen.”
Here is a quote from a journalist in Hawaii, he states the following: “So let’s start with the confiscation of semi-automatics. It’s absolutely amazing that anyone could even consider calling these guns “assault weapons”.
This is such a blatant lie that I’m actually disgusted that the HRA, NRA, Gun Owners of America, and just residents of Hawaii aren’t screaming at the top of their lungs about this, one, and two, why are you infringing upon our right to enjoy our firearms on the range and for hunting?”
Hawaii is quickly on the path to becoming one of if not the single most gun restrictive states in the Country, and if left unchecked will soon face a backlash from the voters, don’t think that can happen in Hawaii, just look at the recall votes and gun law changes in Colorado and Illinois. The second amendment will not be abated, not even in Hawaii.
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