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Hawaii Gun Laws

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  • Yes, with restrictions
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Hawaii operates as a “May Issue” state which means the county will issue the concealed carry permit. However, it’s very rare for a resident to obtain a permit. In 2000, mandatory county reporting began, and since then only 4 permits have been given. 2 were issued in Maui in 2001 and two on Kauai, 1 to a local judge and another in 2013 to an active military member for 12 days. There is a case being tried currently in federal court to try and force Hawaii to begin issuing permits, however this will take years to resolve.

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Hawaii Gun Laws Quick Facts

Open Carry Permitted? No
Carry In Vehicle? No
Carry In State Park? No
Carry In Restaurants? Yes
Constitutional Carry? No
No Weapon Sign Enforced? Yes
Must Notify Officer? Yes

Hawaii CCW Reciprocity List

States Honoring CCW

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

States NOT Honoring CCW

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington

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Hawaii: Where Is CCW Allowed?

Places Allowed

  • Restaurants
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Places Not Allowed

  • Public school grounds which are composed of K-12 grades
  • School bus used for K-12 grades
  • Demonstrations at public places
  • Building of a highway patrol station, sheriff, or police
  • Inside any area hosting a professional athletic event not related to firearms which is sponsored by a private or public elementary or secondary school or any private or public institution of post secondary education.
  • Inside a facility which provides inpatient or custodial care of those with psychiatric, mental, or emotional disorders.
  • Inside a courthouse or courthouse annex
    Prison, jail, halfway house, community corrections facility, or other detention facility for those who have been charged with or convicted of a criminal or juvenile offense.
  • Building in which a District Attorney’s office is located
  • Building in which a county commission or city council is currently having a meeting
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Hawaii: Conceal Carry Laws

Open Carry

No

Carry In Vehicle

No

Carry In State Parks

No

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

Constitutional Carry

No

No Weapon Signs Enforced

Yes

Must Notify Officer

Yes

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