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    Default AK Pistol legality withing law

    Please look it over and give a honest point of view:
    As worded it seems legal to make a AP within State borders..
    Give straight answers as I will present this to the local NRA and AG Office in my reserch.

    134-4 (e)
    After July 1, 1992, no person shall bring or cause to be brought into the State an assault pistol. No assault pistol may be sold or transferred on or after July 1, 1992, to anyone within the State other than to a dealer licensed under section 134-32 or the chief of police of any county except that any person who obtains title by bequest or intestate succession to an assault pistol registered within the State shall, within ninety days, render the weapon permanently inoperable, sell or transfer the weapon to a licensed dealer or the chief of police of any county, or remove the weapon from the State. [L 1988, c 275, pt of §2; am L 1992, c 286, §2]

    134 as stated:
    Does not state or mention "assmbly, make, or manufacture" .....only the wording "bring or cause to be brought into the State an assault pistol.".. By this it states a complete AP firearm and not its parts or components of an AP as regulated by BATF (18 U.S.C. chapter 44) and HRS 134
    thus a "Assult Pistol" completely Made within the State of Hawaii from scartch materials or other unregulated parts does not violate this law.

    The wording "sold or transfered" does not omit one from Possesion once it is manufactured within the State..
    As Grandfathered AP are still legal to own in the State of Hawaii.

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    What on God's green earth is an "Assault pistol"? A pistol with a bayo lug and grenade launcher?

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    "Assault pistol" means a semiautomatic pistol which accepts a detachable magazine and which has two or more of the following characteristics:

    (1) An ammunition magazine which attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;

    (2) A threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward hand grip, or silencer;

    (3) A shroud which is attached to or partially or completely encircles the barrel and which permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the second hand without being burned;

    (4) A manufactured weight of fifty ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded;

    (5) A centerfire pistol with an overall length of twelve inches or more; or

    (6) It is a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm;

    but does not include a firearm with a barrel sixteen or more inches in length, an antique pistol as defined in this section or a curio or relic as those terms are used in 18 United States Code §921(16) or 27 Code of Federal Regulations 178.11.
    You need to read your state laws a little better.

    Yes, the section you quote does not stop you from making it, however the following section does
    §134-8 Ownership, etc., of automatic firearms, silencers, etc., prohibited; penalties. (a) The manufacture, possession, sale, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquisition of any of the following is prohibited: assault pistols, except as provided by section 134-4(e); automatic firearms; rifles with barrel lengths less than sixteen inches; shotguns with barrel lengths less than eighteen inches; cannons; mufflers, silencers, or devices for deadening or muffling the sound of discharged firearms; hand grenades, dynamite, blasting caps, bombs, or bombshells, or other explosives; or any type of ammunition or any projectile component thereof coated with teflon or any other similar coating designed primarily to enhance its capability to penetrate metal or pierce protective armor; and any type of ammunition or any projectile component thereof designed or intended to explode or segment upon impact with its target.

    (b) Any person who installs, removes, or alters a firearm part with the intent to convert the firearm to an automatic firearm shall be deemed to have manufactured an automatic firearm in violation of subsection (a).

    (c) The manufacture, possession, sale, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquisition of detachable ammunition magazines with a capacity in excess of ten rounds which are designed for or capable of use with a pistol is prohibited. This subsection shall not apply to magazines originally designed to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition which have been modified to accept no more than ten rounds and which are not capable of being readily restored to a capacity of more than ten rounds.

    (d) Any person violating subsection (a) or (b) shall be guilty of a class C felony and shall be imprisoned for a term of five years without probation. Any person violating subsection (c) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor except when a detachable magazine prohibited under this section is possessed while inserted into a pistol in which case the person shall be guilty of a class C felony. [L 1988, c 275, pt of §2; am L 1989, c 261, §6 and c 263, §4; am L 1992, c 286, §§3, 4
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