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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”), § 21.

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Section 21. Section 2139 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925, is hereby amended to read as follows: “Section 2139. Further information. It shall be the duty of every person, firm, corporation, copartnership, dealing in firearms or/and ammunition at wholesale or at retail, including commission merchants and selling agents, to furnish to the sheriff of the county or city and county in which such person resides, or wherein such business is carried on, on the first day of January and the first day of July of each and every year, a list of all firearms and ammunition in his, their or its possession, and likewise at the times mentioned, furnish to such sheriff a list of all arms brought into the territory, in transit or otherwise, by him, them or it during the six months next preceding such date upon which such list and description is required to be filed; the lists thus to be furnished by such dealers in firearms and ammunition shall comply as nearly as possible with the requirements of Sections 2136 and 2137, as may be determined by such sheriff.
It shall be the duty of the sheriff to inspect the shops, stores, warehouses, and other business premises of such dealers, commission merchants and selling agents, to verify the accuracy of the reports made and to ascertain whether any required reports have been omitted.”