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1927 Haw. Sess. Laws 236, An Act . . . Relating to the Discharge of Firearms and other Weapons upon Public Highways, § 1.

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. . . Whoever wilfully discharges, upon any public highway within the Territory of Hawaii, any firearm or other weapon capable of causing death or inflicting serious personal injury, including air-guns and sling-shots, except in the lawful defense of l...

. . . Whoever wilfully discharges, upon any public highway within the Territory of Hawaii, any firearm or other weapon capable of causing death or inflicting serious personal injury, including air-guns and sling-shots, except in the lawful defense of life or property, or in the performance of official duty, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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1927 Haw. Sess. Laws 209-217, AN ACT Regulating the Sale, Transfer and Possession of Certain Firearms and Ammunitions, and Amending Sections 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2146 and 2147 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925 (the “Small Arms Act”), § 9, § 12, § 17.

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Section 9. Transfers regulated. No person shall transfer by way of sale, gift, loan or otherwise, a pistol or revolver unless the prospective transferee, when he applies for the transfer, presents a permit duly granted under Section 2141 of the Revised...

Section 9. Transfers regulated. No person shall transfer by way of sale, gift, loan or otherwise, a pistol or revolver unless the prospective transferee, when he applies for the transfer, presents a permit duly granted under Section 2141 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925; nor shall he make such transfer unless the transferee be a person in respect of whom there is no reasonable cause, known to the transferor, for believing that such transferee has committed or attempted, or has been convicted of committing or attempting, a crime of violence. No seller shall in any event deliver a pistol or revolver on the day when the application to purchase and the statement hereinafter mentioned shall be made. When delivered, said pistol or revolver shall be securely wrapped and shall be unloaded. Before a delivery be made the purchaser shall sign in triplicate and deliver to the seller a statement containing his full name, address, occupation, race, nationality, color and place of birth, the date of sale, the caliber, make, model, and manufacturer’s number of the weapon, and stating that he has never been convicted of a crime of violence. The seller shall promptly sign and forward by registered mail one copy thereof to the treasurer of the territory, and one copy thereof to the sheriff of the county or city and county of which the seller is a resident, and shall retain the other copy for six years. A statement shall be deemed promptly forwarded if it is forwarded within seven days, unless a shorter time is provided therefor in regulations established by the Governor.
Section 12. False information forbidden. No person shall, in purchasing or otherwise securing delivery of a pistol or revolver, or in applying for a license to carry the same, give false information or offer false evidence of his identity.
Section 17. Penalties. Any violation of any provision of this Act shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

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1927 Haw. Sess. Laws 209-217, AN ACT Regulating the Sale, Transfer and Possession of Certain Firearms and Ammunitions, and Amending Sections 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2146 and 2147 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925 (the “Small Arms Act”), § 8.

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Section 8. Selling to minors. No person shall sell, barter, hire, lend, or give any pistol or revolver to any person under the age of eighteen years.

1927 Haw. Sess. Laws 209-217, AN ACT Regulating the Sale, Transfer and Possession of Certain Firearms and Ammunitions, and Amending Sections 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2146 and 2147 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925 (the “Small Arms Act”), § 7, § 12, § 17.

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Section 7. Issue of licenses to carry. The judge of a court of record or the sheriff of a county, or city and county, shall, upon the application of any person having a bona fide residence or place of business within the jurisdiction of said licensing ...

Section 7. Issue of licenses to carry. The judge of a court of record or the sheriff of a county, or city and county, shall, upon the application of any person having a bona fide residence or place of business within the jurisdiction of said licensing authority, or of any person having a bona fide residence or place of business within the United States and a license to carry a pistol or revolver concealed upon his person or to carry one elsewhere than in his home or office, said license being issued by the authorities of any state or political subdivision of the United States, issue a license to such person to carry a pistol or revolver within this territory elsewhere than in his home or office, for not more than one year from date of issue, if it appears that the applicant has good reason to fear an injury to his person or property, or has any other proper reason for carrying a pistol or revolver, and that he is a suitable person to be so licensed. The license shall be in triplicate, in form to be prescribed by the treasurer of the territory, and shall bear the name, address, description, and signature of the licensee and the reason given for desiring a license. The original thereof shall be delivered to the licensee; the duplicate shall, within seven days, be sent by registered mail, to the treasurer of the territory and the triplicate shall be preserved for six years by the authority issuing said license.
Section 12. False information forbidden. No person shall, in purchasing or otherwise securing delivery of a pistol or revolver, or in applying for a license to carry the same, give false information or offer false evidence of his identity.
Section 17. Penalties. Any violation of any provision of this Act shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

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Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925, 791-92 (1925).

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Section 2137. Form or report. It shall be the duty of the sheriff to prepare and furnish to all persons applying therefor [meaning applying under Section 18 of 1927 Haw. Sess. Laws 209-217], proper blanks upon which such information shall be furnished,...

Section 2137. Form or report. It shall be the duty of the sheriff to prepare and furnish to all persons applying therefor [meaning applying under Section 18 of 1927 Haw. Sess. Laws 209-217], proper blanks upon which such information shall be furnished, in the following form: [requiring name of owner, name of possessor, number, description, makers name, factory number, and number disposed of and date].

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1925 Haw. Sess. Laws 94, An Act to Prohibit the Use of Guns in the Taking or Killing of Fish and Providing Penalties For The Violation Of The Provisions Of This Act, Act 76, § 1.

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It is hereby declared unlawful for any person to take, kill, or pursue any fish or turtle in the waters of the Territory of Hawaii by means of any firearms; provided, however, that it shall not be unlawful to use firearms in the killing of sharks.

1913 Haw. Sess. Laws 25, Act 22, § 1.

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. . . Persons not authorized; punishment. Any person not authorized by law, who shall carry, or be found armed with any bowie-knife, sword-cane, pistol, air-gun, slung-shot, or other deadly weapon, shall be liable to a fine of not more than Two Hundred...

. . . Persons not authorized; punishment. Any person not authorized by law, who shall carry, or be found armed with any bowie-knife, sword-cane, pistol, air-gun, slung-shot, or other deadly weapon, shall be liable to a fine of not more than Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars and not less than Ten Dollars, or in default of payment of such fine, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, nor less than three months, upon conviction for such offense, unless good cause be shown for having such dangerous weapon; and any such person may be immediately arrested without warrant by the high sheriff, or any sheriff, policeman, or other officer or person.

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1903 Haw. Sess. Laws 55, ch. 8, § 25.

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To adopt such rules and regulations within the County with regard to the keeping and storing of gun powder, Hercules powder, giant powder, kerosene or coal oil, benzoin, naptha or other explosive or combustible material, as the safety and protection of...

To adopt such rules and regulations within the County with regard to the keeping and storing of gun powder, Hercules powder, giant powder, kerosene or coal oil, benzoin, naptha or other explosive or combustible material, as the safety and protection of the lives and property of individuals may require.

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Lawrence McCully, Compiled Laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom Page 86-87, Image 93 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Of the Safe Keeping of Gunpowder, § 354. The Minister of the Interior may make such regulations for the storing, keeping and transportation of gunpowder, in any town of the kingdom, as he may think the public safety requires; and no person shall s...

Of the Safe Keeping of Gunpowder, § 354. The Minister of the Interior may make such regulations for the storing, keeping and transportation of gunpowder, in any town of the kingdom, as he may think the public safety requires; and no person shall store, keep, or transport any gunpowder, in any other quantity or manner than is prescribed in such regulations. § 355. Whoever shall violate any such regulations, shall be fined for each offense, not less than twenty, nor more than one hundred dollars. § 356. All gunpowder introduced into, or kept in any town contrary to said regulations, may be seized by any sheriff, or any other officer of police, and the same shall be forfeited for the benefit of the public treasury. § 357. Any person injured by the explosion of any gunpowder, in the possession of any person contrary to the regulations prescribed by the Minister of the Interior, may have an action for damages against the person having custody or possession of the same, at the time of the explosion, or against the owner of the same, if cognizant of such neglect. § 358. All sheriffs, and other officers of police, shall have authority to enter any building, or place, to search for gunpowder supposed to be concealed there contrary to law; and any Police or District Justice, may grant a search warrant for that purpose. § 359. No regulations for the safe keeping of gunpowder shall take effect until they have been published three weeks successively in some newspaper in the town, or by posting up attested copies of them in three conspicuous places in such town.

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1870 Haw. Sess. Laws 26, An Act to License the Carrying of Fowling Pieces and Other Fire-arms, chap. 20, §§ 1 to 3.

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§ 1. That the Minister of the Interior may at any time license for a term of one year, any applicant for such license to use and carry fire-arms for sporting purposes, in the District of Kona, Island of Oahu, on receiving for such license the sum ...

§ 1. That the Minister of the Interior may at any time license for a term of one year, any applicant for such license to use and carry fire-arms for sporting purposes, in the District of Kona, Island of Oahu, on receiving for such license the sum of Five Dollars. § 2. Any person in said District who shall use or carry for sporting purposes, any gun, carbine, rifle, pistol, or other fire-arms, without having at first obtained a license as hereinbefore provided, shall, upon conviction therefor, before any Police or District Justice, be fined in a sum not to exceed Fifty Dollars for every such offense, and in default of payment of such sum, shall be imprisoned at hard labor, until such fine and costs are paid, according to law. § 3. All such licenses shall be signed by the Minister of the Interior, numbered according to their respective dates and impressed with the seal of his Department, and no such license shall be transferable.

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