From the AGs Opinion 18-1, I have to question item 2. Sufficient Need To Carry A Firearm...
Without attempting to offer an exhaustive list of applicants who could satisfy this standard, we believe that the following illustrative examples could present a sufficient urgency or need
for protection under the statute: (e)....or a person who faces a high risk of armed robbery because his or her job requires stocking ATMs or otherwise transporting large quantities of cash.
Can they define the term "large quantities of cash"? (As a citizen, my "job" is to participate in commerce and as this is not an exhaustive list) Is $100 large, $1000, $10,000, $100,000. It all depends on your point of view. Me - $100, Warren Buffet - $10,000. Coming from Vegas, I regularly saw folks walking around with $10,000 in cash and never thought twice, but on the other hand I saw folks who had $20 and it was their world.
But I did like item 4. No Other Reasons That Justify The Exercise Of Discretion To Deny A License.
Finally, section 134-9, HRS, provides that where an applicant satisfies the statute’s express requirements, “the respective chief of police may grant” an unconcealed-carry license. HRS § 134-9(a) (emphasis added). Accordingly, we advise that chiefs of police may exercise reasonable discretion to deny licenses to otherwise-qualified applicants, but that discretion may not be exercised in an arbitrary or capricious manner. Chiefs of police should exercise their discretion to deny unconcealed carry licenses to qualify applicants only where an applicant’s characteristics or circumstances render the applicant unsuitable to carry an unconcealed firearm for reasons not captured by the express statutory requirements. Discretion may not be used to effectively nullify the authorization for unconcealed-carry licenses contained in section 134-9. Nor may discretion be used to impose categorical restrictions on unconcealed carry licenses -- such as limiting them to private security officers -- that the Legislature did not enact. When a chief of police denies a firearm for discretionary reasons, he or she should document the reasons and report them to the Attorney General as provided in section 134-14, HRS.
So hopefully we can use the denials as documentation for further evidence down the road