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    Hawaii Restrictions


    DISCLAIMER: K-Var will not modify a firearm from its manufactured packaging in order to make it compliant for state laws. K-Var will not ship firearms to a third party to be modified or changed in any way from manufactured specifications. All purchased firearms must be compliant “as is” from the manufacturer before the item(s) will ship. Information regarding State and local restrictions, laws and ordinances presented on this page are generalized summations of the above named State’s law, provided for customer convince. Laws and ordinances for firearms, ammunition, and certain other items are however, subject to change, without notice. It is the responsibility of the customer to know his or her own State and local restrictions.

    State Regulations

    Subject Matter

    Rifle / Shotgun


    Relevant Statute

    General Description

    State Permit Required to Purchase



    HRS §134-2

    A person who wants to purchase a handgun or long gun must obtain a permit to acquire the ownership of a firearm, which requires a background check of the applicant.

    State Firearm Registration



    HRS §134-2, HRS §134-3

    Must be registered with county police chief within 5 days of purchase or arrival to Hawaii. Registration not required for black powder and pre-1899 firearms.

    Assault Weapon Restrictions



    HRS §134-1

    Law bans assault pistols with two or more banned features. This DOES NOT apply to rifles or shotguns with a barrel length greater than 16 inches

    Magazine Capacity Restrictions





    Any magazine with a capacity of more than 10 rounds that can be inserted into a pistol is prohibited. Members of organizations are exempt from the pistol magazine limit at places of target shooting.

    State Preemption of Local Restrictions



    HRS §46-1.5(13)

    Municipalities may enact and enforce local regulations only if they are identical to, and provide the same penalty as, state law.

    NFA Weapon Restrictions



    HRS §134-8

    Machine guns, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, and silencers/suppressors are prohibited from the average citizen. Certain Destructive Devices and AOWs are allowed with proper tax stamp and NFA paperwork from the ATF

    Prohibited Items


    Rifles with barrel lengths less than sixteen inches


    shotguns with barrel lengths less than eighteen inches


    Handguns with a capacity exceeding 10 rounds.

    Any pistol or revolver, the frame or receiver of which is a die casting of zinc alloy, which has a melting temperature of less than 800 degrees F.

    Semiautomatic handguns which accept a detachable magazine and have TWO or more of the following features: 1. Magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip; 2. Threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward hand grip or silencer; 3. Barrel shroud; 4. Manufactured weight of 50 oz or more (unloaded); 5. Center fire pistol with an overall length of 12 inches or more; 7. Semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm (not to include a firearm with a barrel 16” or more in length)

    Accessories / Ammunition

    Silencers, or devices for deadening or muffling the sound of discharged firearms.

    LAW ENFORCMENT EXEMPTIONS: Law Enforcement is exempt from the above (with proper credentials submitted).