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Legal Information: Hawaii

Restraining Orders

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August 28, 2019

What protections can I get in a gun violence protective order?

In a gun violence protective order, the judge can order that the respondent not:

  • own, purchase, have, receive, or transfer ownership of any firearm or ammunition;
  • attempt to purchase, receive, or transfer ownership of any firearm or ammunition; and
  • have any firearm or ammunition in his/her custody or control.1

After the order is issued, the respondent will have a chance to voluntarily give up his/her firearms or ammunition. If the judge believes that the respondent has firearms or ammunition that s/he has not given up, the judge can issue a search warrant so that law enforcement can remove the firearms or ammunition.2

1 HI ST §§ 134–64(g)(1); 65(d)(1)
2 HI ST § 134–67(a), (d)