State Law Background

Among other things, Hawaii:

Hawaii does not, however:

Local governments in Hawaii retain authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and local licensing authorities in Hawaii have discretion in determining whether to issue a license to carry a firearm.

In 2014, Hawaii had the lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. That year, 40 people died from firearm-related injuries in Hawaii. In 2009, Hawaii supplied the lowest number of crime guns to other states per capita. Hawaii exports more crime guns than it imports, however.

Hawaii Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Hawaii, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.