My girlfriend is bugging me to visit her friends on Maui so I looked at the Hawaii gun laws on USAcarry.com What a screwed up state! Even back in the 1970's my indoctrination class at Pearl Harbor warned us of how bad the crime was and we were told to stay away from the beaches at night because of the racists. Anyway, in a nutshell here's what's got me worked up this morning. LOL HI Concealed Permit: May Issue to Residents only and do not recognize any other state permits. Issuing Authority: In an exceptional case, when the applicant shows reason to fear injury to his person or property, the respective chief of police may grant a license to carry a concealed firearm on his person within the county where the license is granted... Permit Valid For: Licenses to carry are valid for one year. No danger lasts more than a year? Requirements: 1. Show reason to fear injury to his person or property Does being a Howlie qualify as reason to fear? Automobile carry: It is unlawful for any person on any public highway to carry on the person, possess, or to carry in a vehicle any loaded or unloaded firearm without a license to carry. So only those with a near impossible to get permit to carry concealed can take their gun for a drive? Does that mean you need a concealed carry license to go skeet shooting? Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine: Hawaii is a Castle Doctrine state and has a stand-your-ground law. This is a good thing but seems in conflict with all the rest. Open Carry: Prohibited in all public areas. How does one conceal carry at the beach? Guess I'll have to carry a pocket full of sand to throw in the bad guy's face while I'm there.