Honolulu Police Department Gun Registration Website Now Operational
From Hawaii Firearms Coalition, Dec 31, 2021
Aloha freedom-loving people, it's the end of the year, and with that, we bring you more great news.
Honolulu Police Department has finally got their registration website up and running. This, in combination with the settlement agreement in Yukutake v. Connors, means that on Oahu, you can obtain a firearm with a single trip to the police station.
HPD's policy has (for some time) been to mail rifle permits to the applicant (ask how at time of application). Now they will also mail pistol permits directly to the seller. This means you can pick up your pistol without going to the police station to pick it up the permit yourself.
By eliminating the trip to pick up a permit and the trip to register firearms, Hawaii Firearms Coalition and its attorneys (Attorney Alan Beck) have reduced the process down to a single day, saving gun owners a significant amount of time and money.
The process for obtaining a firearm on Oahu is now;
1) Apply for your permit (ONLY TRIP TO POLICE STATION)
2) Wait 14-20 days for your permit to be mailed to you or the seller
3) Pick up your firearm
4) Go home and register online.
While we are not 100% free of the entire permitting and registration process, this is a significant step in the right direction. Hopefully, with the upcoming Supreme Court ruling in the NYPRA case, we will be given a better framework for Second Amendment cases that will allow us to go after more of these infringements.
LINK: Registration website for HPD
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