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Hawaii prohibits any person, including licensed manufacturers, licensed importers, and licensed dealers, from possessing, selling, gifting, or delivering electric guns.1 “Electric gun” is defined under state law to mean “any portable device that is electrically operated to project a missile or electromotive force.”2 The following persons are not prohibited from carrying electric guns:

  • Law enforcement officers;
  • Conservation and resource management officers;
  • Members of the Army or Air National Guard; or
  • Vendors to any of these listed individuals, provided certain conditions are met.3

Electric guns possessed in violation of the law shall be confiscated.4

Hawaii law does not prohibit other types of non-powder guns.


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  1. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-16(a).[]
  2. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-1. Electric livestock prods used in animal husbandry and any automatic external defibrillator used in emergency medical situations are specifically excluded from the definition of “electric gun.”[]
  3. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-16(c).[]
  4. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-16(b).[]