Going to Hawaii
This is a discussion on Going to Hawaii within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm planning a trip to Hawaii (not sure exactly where just yet) for New Years. How possible would bringing my firearm with me? I've heard ...
November 22nd, 2012 01:30 PM
November 22nd, 2012 01:36 PM
When it comes to Hawaii you may as well leave it at home.
§134-3 Registration, Mandatory, Exceptions. (a) Every person arriving in the State who brings or by any other manner causes to be brought into the State a firearm of any description, whether usable or unusable, serviceable or unserviceable, modern or antique, shall register the firearm within three days after arrival of the person or of the firearm, whichever arrives later, with the chief of police of the county of the person's place of business or, if there is no place of business, the person's residence or, if there is neither a place of business nor residence, the person's place of sojourn. A nonresident alien may bring firearms not otherwise prohibited by law into the State for a continuous period not to exceed ninety days; provided that the person meets the registration requirement of this section
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November 22nd, 2012 01:38 PM
November 22nd, 2012 01:41 PM
It is the same as going to any other state. Do they recognize your permit?
If you go to the site given in the above post you can quickly determine that the answer is NO
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November 22nd, 2012 02:17 PM
There are two separate issues here.
If you are asking about carrying concealed then handgunlaw.us is your answer on reciprocity.
If you are asking about taking a firearm to shoot recreationally then you can do it as long as you follow the required steps.
Here is a link to another forum that has a post of someone who has found and followed the hoops necessary.
Bringing a gun to Hawaii - DO IT!!!
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November 22nd, 2012 02:25 PM
Re: Going to Hawaii
Thanks, ill definitely check out the latter. Was more so about hotel protection but I don't mind leaving it at home if I have to. Ill be having to leave it behind in a few months without it when I go to Italy. Would just like to have it if possible. If, not oh well.
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November 22nd, 2012 02:46 PM
Start practicing with a really great hunting slingshot unless those are illegal too.
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November 22nd, 2012 02:52 PM
Hawaii recognizes no other states permit. You can apply for a non-resident permit, but chances of getting one are slim to non-existent, especially on short notice.
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November 22nd, 2012 03:18 PM
Having been stationed there for 5 years, I can say the odds of getting a resident permit are nearly non-existent, much less a non-resident. Hawaii's is at least as bad, if not outright worse than, Chi-town or D.C.
Leave the gun at home and enjoy the New Years Aloha-style!
November 22nd, 2012 04:14 PM
Not worth the hoops one has to jump through IMO. They will not recognize a permit from another state.
Which island are you looking at? I was on Oahu for a few years, you will be fine as long as you stay in the tourist areas. Some of the places off the beaten path, not so much. There is a pretty big drug problem on island, which drives a lot of the crime.
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November 22nd, 2012 10:30 PM
Lived on the Big Island for six years, don't even bother bringing it. Like buckeye said, as long as you aren't going out of your way to find trouble you should be alright, they make their money off of tourists so they try to keep the toursty stuff safe. Don't leave anything valuable in your car because people busting into parked cars by the beach is pretty common. Enjoy.
November 22nd, 2012 11:11 PM
November 23rd, 2012 02:00 AM
Kemo, the Hawaiian god of Petty Theft lives and breathes....
Basically, Hawaii is a very (political opinion which was very accurate - redacted) place!
They do not care what your 2A rights are since you are not on the state payroll, or specifically, the Parker Ranch welfare grant scam ..... (look it up).
(yeah, I lived there for 3 1/2 years and actually went through the hoops to get a very legal pistol imported to the state - what a scam of hoops to go through). Still have that pistol....
Last edited by ANGLICO; November 23rd, 2012 at 02:03 AM.
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November 24th, 2012 07:29 PM
No one has been issued a concealed handgun permit in many many years. You will not be granted one. They do not recognize any other state's permit. You must register your firearm within 3 days of your arrival. Magazines that hold more than ten rounds are banned. When I go home to visit, I do not take a firearm. But then I stay with my brother and he has more than enough for both of us.
November 24th, 2012 07:36 PM
Sounds like the gun issue has been addressed, so I will throw in my $.02 on hawaii. Depending on your intended purpose the islands are quite different. All are beautiful. My preference for relaxing and slow going is Kauai. Maui has a little more going on and then Oahu after that for lots to do, but for me Waikiki was just L.A. with a beach. Kauai has the most beach for the size. We usually rent a condo as it is considerably cheaper than resorts and you do not get hit with resort fees taxes etc. I believe state sales tax is around 5%, while resort fees are upwards of 15%. Have fun, its hard not to on the islands!
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