Hawaii Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Hawaii Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Hawaii gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Hawaii can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Hawaii State Constitution

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

All political power of this State is inherent in the people and the responsibility for the exercise thereof rests with the people. All government is founded on this authority.

Hawaii Gun Laws

Hawaii Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hawaii Shooting Ranges

Hawaii Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

Hawaii NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Hawaii State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Hawaii Gun Shows and FFLs

Hawaii's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Hawaii Elected Public Officials

Hawaii Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Hawaii State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Firearm Background Check Data

Background check types

The transaction types Permit, Permit Recheck, Handgun, Long Gun, Other, Multiple and Admin on the chart are for background checks initiated by an officially-licensed Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) or criminal justice/law enforcement agency prior to the issuance of a firearm-related permit or transfer.

Multiple indicates a background check where more than one type of firearm is associated to a single background check.

Admin indicates the administrative checks that are for other authorized uses of the NICS.

Pre-Pawn background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees seeking to pledge or pawn a firearm.

Redemption background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to regain possession of a firearm after pledging or pawning a firearm as security at a pawn shop.

Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Return to Seller-Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Best Gun-Friendly States Ranking

Overall Freedom Ranking

Business Tax Climate Rankings