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 2016, Hawaii had the fourth lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. In 2016, Hawaii had both the third lowest rate of crime gun exports to other states and the third lowest rate of crime gun imports from other states.

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.