Hawaii County sees nearly 44% increase in firearms registration

  • Clare E. Connors

  • Guns are displayed for sale at Stueb’s Guns and Ammo in Hilo on March 26, 2020. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald file)

  • FERREIRA

The state attorney general’s office on Wednesday released statistics showing a dramatic increase in firearms registration in 2020, the same day federal appeals judges affirmed the state’s strict limit on openly carrying firearms.