Hawaii’s gun laws are stricter than most states, being a “may issue” state and requiring firearms to be registered to name a few.
Along with requiring the registration of all firearms and ammunition to the county chief of police, first time applicants must provide finger prints, and confidential health records to the state. They must also, pass a mental health affidavit, and criminal background check. Copies of all permits and licenses are sent to the Attorney General.
|Permit to Purchase||Yes||Yes|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||Yes||Yes|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)
Official Concealed Carry page for Hawaii.
Hawaii Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Hawaii does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.
Yes, Hawaii has an inheritance gun law.