No permit to acquire a firearm shall be issued earlier than 14 calendar days after the date of the application, except for sales to state or federally licensed dealers, law enforcement officers, persons with a license to carry a handgun, or where a firearm is registered pursuant to state law.1 See also the Hawaii Registration of Guns section. All permits must be issued or the application denied before the 20th day from the date of application.2

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Notes
  1. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 134-3(a), 134-2(e). ⤴︎
  2. Id. ⤴︎