Skip to content
At a Glance


Hawaii has some of the strongest gun laws in the country and leads the nation with the lowest rate of gun deaths a year. Among many of its life saving laws, the state has a law that requires gun purchasers to obtain a license and complete a firearm safety course.

56 In an average year, 56 people die by guns in Hawaii.
65% In Hawaii, 65 percent of gun deaths are suicides.
More at EveryStat

With Gun Sense Candidate David Ige as governor, the state has enacted new gun safety legislation like an Extreme Risk law, as well as a law that would alert law enforcement when those prohibited from owning firearms try to obtain a gun. To become a safer state, Hawaii can invest in community violence intervention programs.

The Latest

Ghost Guns Are Now Prohibited in Hawaii. Here’s What to Know About These Untraceable Do-It-Yourself Firearms

Read More