You're right about the gun laws here, and if you ever question the authorities on them they look at you like you're a criminal for suggesting that they be different.Special "83s" to you! From (once upon a time...) VE4 AIJ (Manitoba, Canada). Had a full shack of Heathkit stuff (SB-104 was the last. Now I'm dating myself, huh?)
BTW, I have heard that Hawaii's gun laws (esp. handgun carry permits?) are VERY rigid. True?