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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”), § 22, § 26.

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Section 22. Section 2140 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925, is hereby amended to read as follows: “Section 2140. Sale of firearms or ammunition; report. Whenever any person, firm, corporation, copartnership, dealing in or keeping for sale firearms or ammunition, shall make a sale of any firearms or ammunition or shall in any manner dispose of the same to any person, it shall be the duty of such person, firm, corporation, copartnership, promptly to make an official written report of said transaction and to include therein such information as shall satisfy the requirements of this chapter. A report shall be deemed promptly made, if it is forwarded within seven days, unless a shorter time is provided therefor in regulations established by the Governor. As to a sale of firearms of any size or class whatever, said report shall conform, in respect of the manner of signing, of the information included, of the officials to whom it shall be forwarded and of all other particulars, with the requirement prescribed as to a sale of pistols or revolvers by Sections 9 and 11 of the Small Arms Act and a record of the facts contained in said report shall be made in the book required by Section 11 of the Small Arms Act or in a similar book of record, open to inspection by any proper officer or his representative. As to a sale of ammunition, said report shall be made to the sheriff of the county wherein the sale or disposition thereof takes place; it shall contain (1) the name of the owner; (2) in case of a sale, the names of vendor and vendee; (3) the name of the recipient of the ammunition, in the event that it be delivered to some one other than the vendee or his employee; (4) the date of the sale or disposition; and (5) a description of the character and quantity of such ammunition.”
Section 26. Section 2146 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii 1925, is hereby amended to read as follows: “Section 2146. Penalties. Any person who shall be found in the possession of any firearm or firearms or any ammunition without having complied with the provisions of this chapter, or who shall fail to give, file or forward required information, reports or statements, or who shall otherwise violate the provisions of this chapter in matters not covered by Section 2142 hereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined by the court of appropriate jurisdiction in a sum of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Any person, firm, corporation, copartnership, failing to file any information herein required to be filed, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined by the court of appropriate jurisdiction not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
The divulging of official information recorded or on file in a public office shall be punishable in like manner; provided, however, that where the information divulged has not tended, or been designed to encourage, or to render formidable armed resistance to the law, the fine shall not exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00).”