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Honolulu Gun Laws

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Desert Scorpion, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Desert Scorpion

    Desert Scorpion Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Is it legal to own or ship too Honolulu, HI 30rd High Capacity AR Magazines
  2. rm23

    rm23 Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    I hate NY... so I moved to Texas!
  3. hnl.flyboy

    hnl.flyboy New Member

    Apr 22, 2010
    Honolulu, HI
    looking into the actual wording of the law is tricky. technically, an AR-15 can be made as a pistol, so any AR-15 mag holding 11+ rounds is illegal.

    AR-15 pistols are also illegal in the state (along with all the other fun toys. :( i envy all you lucky people in free states. i'd give anything to be ALLOWED to pay a $200 tax stamp EACH for a SBR, SBS, supressor, AOW, ... . but i digress..) so is the AR-15 considered as a "pistol" in HRS 134-8 (c)? i'm not aware of certain rulings, but i know Magnum Firearms sells 30 round mags (MagPul polymer mags), and i have a few (USMC Reservist, part of issued gear). i'm sure you can get 30 round mags, but i also have two friends who received 10 round AR-15 mags (30 round mags riveted to hold ONLY 10 rounds) with their new rifles (AR-15 and FN FS2000).

    i don't know the answer, but all i know are those laws. i'm posting so you can make a decision yourself, unless someone else is aware of any rulings whether AR-15 mags MUST be 10 round capacity or if it MAY be 11+.
  4. Quiet

    Quiet Senior Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    bouncing between the 909 & the 702
    No. It is not legal.

    Hawaii has a 10 round magazine capacity limit for pistols.

    Since, there are pistols that use AR15 magazines, HI considers AR15 magazines as pistol magazines.
  5. Ranb

    Ranb Active Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    WA, USA
    The assault pistol ban was passed in 1992; owners of so called high capacity magazines had until 1994 to get rid of them or modifiy them. Some people were asking what the words "readily restored" meant. The story I heard was that the police claimed they only enforce the law and the courts claimed they only interpret the law. The general concensus was that gun owners were waiting for some poor schmuck to be arrested for having an inadequately converted mag. That was the only way we were going to find out if a block inserted into the mag and held in place by an outside rivet was going to pass muster.

    I left Hawaii for the nearly as oppressive state of WA in 1999. The day my guns were delivered by the movers I drilled out the rivets and restored my ar-15, 9mm and P-14 mags to their original condition.

  6. 2aHawaii

    2aHawaii New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    This is the current understanding of most residents here. However, you will find stores selling them and you can see them at the State run range.

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