So why is it that in other states (Pennsylvania for example), a person can walk into a gun shop, lay down the cash, get an instant background check performed, and walk out with his/her purchase (handgun, rifle, shotgun or any combination thereof) without first obtaining permission from the authorities? Doesn't seem to be a problem here in Pennsylvania. Oh, and handguns/rifles/shotguns are not registered with the authorities, either. Again, doesn't seem to be a problem here in Pennsylvania.
Perhaps it's because the Hawaii government doesn't trust Hawaiians?