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