Well, unless you do something really stupid, you needn't worry about not having your handgun to protect yourself. Considering the population density, Hawaii is probably one of the safest places I have lived, barring my home state of Montana (Howdy neighbor!). That being said, I would still like very much to see changes in this state made to allow at least a little freedom when it comes to what I do with my guns and when & how I do it.
When I came to Hawaii in 1986, I was very disappointed to find that the laws here are so restrictive. I see from this website that we are the 5th most restrictive in the country. Comparatively, I had concealed permits for both Montana and Washington state, but can't even open-carry here. I did a little research and found that the only way to get a permit to carry concealed here is to be a law enforcement officer!