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Taking a firearm to Maui

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by simpleguy, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Has anyone here every taken a firearm to Maui? From what I get........if you/firearm are there for 3days or more, you have to register it.

    Has anyone done this? How did it go?
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Tag. Heading to HI next month. As much as I hate to do it was planning on just leaving it at home this once.
     
  3. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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  4. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    I think Hawaii is a no-no.
     
  5. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    I lived on the Big Island for 2 years. The gun laws there are crazy! What do you plan on taking? Concealed carry is not going to happen unless you have some serious connections. High cap mags will be confiscated when you register so, don't bring any. The registration process was pretty easy all be it total BS. I just called the police station and brought them in. They treated me like a criminal and recorded the info and i was out. The bird hunting on BI was pretty good though.
     
  6. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Wife just got back,she left her carry gun at home.Not worth the hassle.
     
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  7. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    I lived on Maui for three years and agree that the gun laws are very strict. This would be one of the last places I took a handgun to, unless you happened to get an out of state pig tag and were hunting with a magnum.
     
  8. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Here's the deal. I am fortunate enough to have in-laws that have a couple properties on the island. Before kids and the economy we used to go 2-3times a year.......those were the days. Since we've stopped going I've gotten a bit more concious about carrying. I know I cannot carry concealed, but leaving my gun at home is like leaving my wallet/keys/clothes at home. For those of you that carry every day like myself, I'm sure you know the naked feeling you have when you don't have your gun with you.

    I'd either bring my Glock 23 or maybe a Glock 17, something like that.
     
  9. cosme9242

    cosme9242 Kent Member

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    Being from Hawaii I can tell you that if you got it on the island and in the highly unlikey case you had to use it in self defense you would make State headlines and most likley national headlines end definitly face charges. Its a shall issuie State where were only the Cheif of said city can sign off and I can't ever recall of hearing cases of CPL's being issuied. When I pig hunt on the Big island we don't even use guns. Just dogs and knifes. I do understand what it feels like to not carry because I do it every day even around the house but as said in a previous comment Maui is the last place you need to carry. The biggest thing tourist have to fear there is being beat down by local's for littering or disrespecting the land. Have a good trip and trust me its not worth the hassel
     
  10. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Course you get beef from one local and be old time haole like me, you be one dead haole.
     
  11. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/hawaii.pdf
    You can't carry there, concealed or open. Not worth trying, especially with a gun you don't want confiscated. Sounds like you even need a permit to carry OC spray.
     
  12. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I'm bringing my firearm with me, not carrying it while I'm there. I thought I'd go shoot while I was there, there's a range.
     
  13. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You better not have any mags that hold over ten rounds or you will be in trouble. I know that when I lived there, my guns had to be registered with the PD. I do not know what the rules are for visitors bringing in a firearm. I would check with the PD there before you go and not trust anything you read on an internet forum. Especially when you might be arrested if that information was not accurate.
    Hawaii in not firearm friendly and you would not want to get arrested and loose your firearm also. I do not take one when I go home to visit. But my brother has enough of for both of us if we want to go to the range.
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Asking for trouble.