Registering firearms is a must

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Espinoza
Directorate of Emergency Services

With all the stresses of arriving to a new duty station – in-processing, unpacking, enrolling children in child care and schools – sometimes the other important aspects, such as registering pets, vehicles and weapons, slip through the cracks.

We would like to remind the community that weapons registration is mandatory when living in Hawaii with both the state and the installation.

Here are the steps to register your privately owned weapon while stationed in Hawaii.
•Weapons must be registered weather they are serviceable, unserviceable, usable or unusable, modern or antique.
•Firearms will be registered within five calendar days of the person arriving or of the firearm arriving which ever arrives later at the Honolulu Police Department Records and Identification Division, Firearms Section located at 804 South Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
•The transportation of unregistered firearms is prohibited except for the purpose of registering the weapon.
In order to fire your weapons once they have been registered you must coordinate with range control at least 14 days prior to when you are trying to fire the weapon. When transporting your weapons to fire remember that the weapon must be unloaded and with the breech opened and no magazine placed in the weapon. If transporting in a vehicle the weapon must be transported separate of the occupants of the vehicle and separate of the ammunition.

Privately owned weapons and ammunition may only be stored at the possessor’s quarter or unit arms room. To store firearms in an Island Palms Communities quarter, occupants must request authorization from the Island Palms Communities. Once authorization has been granted it will be secured in a locked container, cabinet rack or with a meal bar or lock that passes through the breech or in a manner that blocks or immobilizes the trigger. An alternate way of storing is to remove and store the firing mechanisms separately. Firearms MUST be unloaded at ALL TIMES inside of your quarters.

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