Skip to comments.Oahu Firearms Owners Wait as Long as Nine Hours Over Three Visits to Obtain Registration, Permits
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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Well...I guess that takes Hawaii off the retirement list.
Book`em All, Danno!
“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.”
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..
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.
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.
Their off my vacation list.
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