90-25

Posted on Jul 12, 1990 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 90-25
July 12, 1990
Firearm Permit Applications

[NOTE:  The statutes at issue in this opinion were amended by Act 204, Session Laws of Hawaii 1994 (see HRS ch. 134), which may materially affect the conclusion reached in similar future opinions. See instead OIP Op. Ltr. No. 07-01.]

[OIP Op. Ltr. No. 05-03 partially overrules this opinion to the extent that it states or implies that the UIPA’s privacy exception in section 92F-13(1), HRS, either prohibits public disclosure or mandates confidentiality.]

The names of registered firearms owners and a description of handguns contained in Firearm Registration forms maintained by the police department are public under the UIPA; however, descriptions of long guns and other personal information contained in the registration forms are confidential and should not be disclosed to the public.

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