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Firearms and ammunition generally must be confined to the possessor’s place of business, residence or sojourn unless a person has a concealed carry license,1 but the possessor may carry unloaded firearms or ammunition in an enclosed container from the place of purchase to the person’s place of business, residence or sojourn, or between these places upon change of place of business, residence, or sojourn, or between these places and a:

  • Place of repair;
  • Target range;
  • Licensed dealer’s place of business;
  • Organized, scheduled firearms show or exhibit;
  • Place of formal hunter or firearm use training or instruction; or
  • Police station.2

Generally, no person may enter a sterile area, or board or attempt to board an air carrier aircraft while possessing on or about his or her person (including in carry-on baggage) any firearm, explosive or incendiary device.3 This provision makes no exception for concealed weapons license holders.

There are no additional location limits for concealed weapons license holders.

Hawaii has no statutes prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:

  • Parks;
  • Hospitals;
  • Sports arenas;
  • Gambling facilities;
  • Polling places; or
  • Establishments that serve alcohol.


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  1. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-9.[]
  2. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 134-23(a), 134-24(a), 134-25(a), 134-27(a).[]
  3. Haw. Code r. § 19-14-3(e).[]