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Anyone wishing to purchase a firearm must obtain a permit to acquire a handgun or long gun, requiring a background check of the applicant.1 See the Hawaii Background Checks section.

No person may knowingly lend a firearm to any person prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under Hawaii law.2

 See our Universal Background Checks policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-2(a).[]
  2. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 134-4(d).[]