WomensLaw no es solamente para mujeres. Servimos y apoyamos a todos/as los/as sobrevivientes no importa su sexo o género.

: Hawái

State Gun Laws

5 de agosto de 2021

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

Hawaii state law says that a person cannot have or buy a gun if s/he:

  • has been convicted of, or has charges pending for:
    • a felony;
    • any crime of violence1 (an offense that involves injury or the threat of injury)2; or
    • an illegal sale of any drug;
  • has been found not guilty of a crime because of a mental disorder, unless the person has been medically documented to no longer have the mental disorder;
  • is under 25 and was found by a family court to have committed:
    • a felony;
    • two or more crimes of violence; or
    • an illegal sale of any drug; or
  • is a fugitive from justice.1

Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict a person’s right to have a gun under certain circumstances. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 Haw. Rev. Stat. § 134-7(a), (b), (d)
2 Haw. Rev. Stat. § 134-1