134-4  Transfer, possession of firearms.  (a)  No transfer of any rifle having a barrel length of sixteen inches or over or any shotgun having a barrel length of eighteen inches or over, whether usable or unusable, serviceable or unserviceable, modern or antique, registered under prior law or by a prior owner, or unregistered shall be made to any person under the age of eighteen years, except as provided by section 134-5.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 134-4

  • Assault pistol: means a semiautomatic pistol that accepts a detachable magazine and has two or more of the following characteristics:

         (1)  An ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;

         (2)  A threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward hand grip, or silencer;

         (3)  A shroud that is attached to or partially or completely encircles the barrel and permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the second hand without being burned;

         (4)  A manufactured weight of fifty ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded;

         (5)  A centerfire pistol with an overall length of twelve inches or more; or

         (6)  It is a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm;

    but does not include a firearm with a barrel sixteen or more inches in length, an antique pistol as defined in this section, or a curio or relic as those terms are used in 18 United States Code section 921(a)(13) or 27 Code of Federal Regulations section 478. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 134-1

  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Chief of police: means the chief of police of the counties of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, or the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 134-1
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Firearm: means any weapon, for which the operating force is an explosive, including but not limited to pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, automatic firearms, noxious gas projectors, mortars, bombs, and cannon. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 134-1
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.

     (b)  No person shall possess any firearm that is owned by another, regardless of whether the owner has consented to possession of the firearm, without a permit from the chief of police of the appropriate county, except as provided in subsection (c) and section 134-5.

     (c)  Any lawfully acquired rifle or shotgun may be lent to an adult for use within the State for a period not to exceed fifteen days without a permit; provided that where the rifle or shotgun is to be used outside of the State, the loan may be for a period not to exceed seventy-five days.

     (d)  No person shall knowingly lend a firearm to any person who is prohibited from ownership or possession of a firearm under section 134-7.

     (e)  After July 1, 1992, no person shall bring or cause to be brought into the State an assault pistol.  No assault pistol may be sold or transferred on or after July 1, 1992, to anyone within the State other than to a dealer licensed under section 134-32 or the chief of police of any county except that any person who obtains title by bequest or intestate succession to an assault pistol registered within the State shall, within ninety days, render the weapon permanently inoperable, sell or transfer the weapon to a licensed dealer or the chief of police of any county, or remove the weapon from the State.