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Ask HPD: Electric Guns and Batons


Question: Are electric guns and collapsible batons illegal to own and carry?

Answer: It is against the law for anyone to possess an electric gun. Only city and state law enforcement officers, members of the Army or Air National Guard, and vendors who provide electric guns to those individuals are allowed to have them. Violating this law is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

View HRS §134-16 Restriction on possession, sale, gift, or delivery of electric guns

View HRS §134-17 Penalties

Batons are considered a dangerous weapon and are illegal to possess. Whoever knowingly possesses or intentionally uses or threatens to use a deadly or dangerous weapon while engaged in the commission of a crime shall be guilty of a class C felony, punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

View HRS §134-51 Deadly weapons; prohibitions; penalty

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