Gun Laws in Hawaii

State Law Background

Among other things, Hawaii:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

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 2017, Hawaii had the lowest gun death rate among the states. Hawaii also supplied crime guns to other states at the third lowest rate among the states and also imported crime guns from other states at the second lowest rate in the nation.

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.