Hawaii permits the open carrying of handguns on the person with a permit or license.1

Hawaii allows for the open carrying of long guns in public, but only for target shooting purposes or while hunting with a license.2

  1. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-9(c). See also Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann § 134-9 (licensing provisions for the possession of concealed handguns); Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. §134-5(c) (licensing of hunters) and Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-25 (possession restrictions for handguns). The chief of police may grant a license to carry an unconcealed weapon and ammunition “[w]here the urgency or the need has been sufficiently indicated,” and the applicant is of good moral character, a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and engaged in the protection of life and property. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-9(a). ⤴︎
  2. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-5(a). ⤴︎