I was curious if anyone knew someone who had a Hawaii LTC. I know they are about as scarce as hen's teeth. If you know of someone what was his occupation and reason for getting a LTC. Rich and well connected, multiple attempts on his life or what?
I visited Maui a few years ago and had considered taking my handgun along, just to have in the room of the condo where we were staying at. That was until I read some of your laws. Your gun laws make those in Illinois seem good by comparison.
Granted we are one of only 2 states that doesn't issue any LTC at all, and Wisconsin the other state, does allow open carry.
Here in Illinois we are making some progress toward getting "shall issue LTClegislation" passed. This year the Illinois County Sheriff's Association came out with a resolution backing LTC legislation. Our big problem of course is oppostion from Chicago.
At least under current law, outside Chicago you don't have to register your firearms. You can"transport" a handgun in a case, such as a fanny pack on your person, unloaded with a loaded magazine in the pack, sometimes referred to as "6 seconds from safety". A caution to visitors this mightget you arrested if found out, but I know of nobody convicted for UUW as even the Illinois State Police website says you can transport a firearm with ammo in the case. I've been doing this for years BTW. Problem is ignorant law enforcement who don't know the laws or enforce what they think the law should be.
I'm curious can someone with rural land in Hawaii set up a"private range" on their land? I and neighbors on both sides of me have "private ranges" here inSouthern Illinois (south of Interstate 64) only requirement is can't fire a gun within 200 or 250 feet of a dwelling. No we have no zoning here in our county, didn't even have to get a building permit when I built my house.
Me and my wife did enjoy our stay in Maui BTW, only thing that would have improved it would have been better gun laws.