(BIVN) – On January 1, 2024, changes to the law regarding the firearm permitting process will go into effect in Hawaiʻi.
The Hawaiʻi Police Department detailed the changes to the application form in a Thursday news release. UPDATE – (Dec. 29) – Note the police department has corrected the information concerning long gun permits, clarifying that the required completion of a hunter’s educations course in the past four years can not be substituted with a certified training class conducted by a certified instructor.
From the police department:
Long gun permits
- Applicants for a long gun permit will be required to have completed a hunter’s education course within the past four years. (updated)
- Permits for long guns are good for one year.
- Applicants wishing to apply for a handgun will be required to complete a firearms training or safety course within the past four years by a certified instructor.
- Permits for handguns are good for 30 days.
Police say residents interested in more information or in applying for a firearm permit are encouraged to visit hawaiipolice.com or contact the Hawai‘i Police Department Firearms Section at (808) 961-2233.