Know Your Gun Laws

KNOW YOUR GUN LAWS

by DARRYL CHOY

 

Do you know your firearm registration time requirements?  Take this short test. The correct answer to each question is either 0, 1,3,5,6,10,14,21,or 48.

You have:

  1. __days to take any firearm you obtain in Hawaii from a dealer or private owner to your police department for registration. (Sec. 134·3b HRS)
  2. __days as a dealer to register any firearm obtained in Hawaii from another dealer or private owner. (Sec. 134-3b HRS)
  3. __days to take any firearm that you brought back to Hawaii from your mainland trip to your police department for registration. (Sec. 134-3a HRS)
  4. __days as a dealer to register any firearm brought in from outside o f Hawaii. (Sec. 134-3a HRS)
  5. __hours as a private or dealer seller (transferor) to notify the buyer’s (transferee’s) police department in writing of any long gun transfer. (Sec. 134-2fHRS)
  6. __hours as a private or dealer seller (transferor) to “cause to be delivered or send registered mail” the signed and completed handgun permit to the buyer’s (transferee’s) police department. (Sec. 134-2f HRS) (Common practice is to have the buyer take the completed permit to the police.)
  7. __days to wait until you can pick up your permit to acquire. (Sec. 134-2e HRS)
  8. __days to wait until you as a dealer can pick up a permit to acquire long or handgun for your dealer inventory. (Sec. I34-2e HRS)
  9. __days after the 14 day waiting period to pick up your permit to acquire. (No statute – HPD made this one up)
  10. __days from date of issuance to obtain the handgun specified on the permit to acquire handgun. (Sec. 134-2e HRS)

    11. __year from date ofissuance to obtain long guns on a long gun permit. (Sec. 13:1-2e HRS)

    12. __years from birth before you can apply for a permit to acquire. (Sec. 134-2d HRS)

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