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Oahu Firearms Owners Wait as Long as Nine Hours Over Three Visits to Obtain Registration, Permits
Hawaii Reporter ^
| Monday, January 7, 2013
| Malia Zimmerman
Posted on 01/11/2013 2:03:28 PM PST by Jyotishi
Oahu firearms owners are increasingly frustrated with long lines at the registration desk at the main Honolulu Police Department (HPD) station. Hawaii's firearms registration laws are among the strictest in the country, and mandate gun owners must register firearms within 72 hours of purchase.
Firearms owners can spend more than nine hours in line over three visits to obtain a permit for a firearm and register it, according to Dr. Max Cooper, a legislative liaison for the Hawaii Rifle Association, with rules differing for handguns and long guns.
Currently, to obtain a permit to acquire or to register a firearm, HPD requires the applicant to appear in person at the Honolulu Police Department's Firearms Section located at the police headquarters, between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: ban; banglist; firearms; gun; gunpermits; hi; honolulu; law
posted on 01/11/2013 2:03:40 PM PST
Well...I guess that takes Hawaii off the retirement list.
posted on 01/11/2013 2:12:02 PM PST
by Eric in the Ozarks
(In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
posted on 01/11/2013 2:18:55 PM PST
“Any firearms brought in from out of state must be brought to the police station’s headquarters and registered within 72 hours of arrival, HRA’s Dr. Cooper said.”
posted on 01/11/2013 2:24:23 PM PST
(Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
It’s like calling USPS for answers on a lost shipment. The delays are most probably intentional as they want you to just go away and not get a permit for your evil’ gun..
posted on 01/11/2013 2:26:30 PM PST
by max americana
(Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
So. Either you will be played like an idiot for hours on end just to register your weapons, or you will give up in disgust and be a criminal.
I see how this works. And it sucks.
posted on 01/11/2013 2:36:45 PM PST
(NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
Three visits for each handgun . . . 1) to apply for a permit to buy one . . . 2) to pick up the approved permit to purchase it . . . 3) to return with the handgun to be permitted. Repeat for 2nd handgun. Insanity.
I'd say the system is completely broken, but it's not. It was designed this way on purpose. I thank God that I don't live in Hawaii.
posted on 01/11/2013 2:38:26 PM PST
“You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing” - Thomas Sowell
posted on 01/11/2013 2:43:16 PM PST
(Looting the future to bribe the present)
To: Eric in the Ozarks
Their off my vacation list.
posted on 01/11/2013 7:15:03 PM PST
(In need of new tag line)
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