In Hawaii, you must obtain a permit to purchase firearms and a license and carry them (openly or concealed). (Hi. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-9.) For more information, see Open and Concealed Gun Carrying Laws in Hawaii.
To buy a handgun in Hawaii, you must first obtain a permit from the chief of police in the county where your business is located or where you reside. You must:
There is a minimum 14 to 20 day waiting period to receive a permit, and a separate permit is required for each handgun. Once a firearm is acquired, you must register it with the chief of police within 5 days (firearms brought from out of state must be registered within 3 days of arrival).
(Hi. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-2.)
To obtain a handgun carry license, you must apply with the chief of police in the county where you reside. In the application you must demonstrate you have a reason to fear injury to your person or property. To qualify to openlycarry a weapon, you must:
To carry a concealed weapon, you must additionally:
(Hi. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-9.)
In addition, for either open or concealed carry you must not be:
( Hi. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-7.)
No. Hawaii does not recognize out-of-state licenses.
It is a misdemeanor to carry a handgun in Hawaii without a carry permit. (Hi. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-51.) Penalties include a fine of up to $2,000, up to one year in jail, or both.
If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to carry a gun in Hawaii, or if you are facing charges for a gun permit violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.