Wisconsin Ammunition Laws

Gun ownership laws in Wisconsin are relatively strict in some instances, but, in contrast, limitations on ammunition in this state are light. Between the few state limitations and the federal restrictions on ammunition, though, a person may face severe penalties if he or she is found to be violating an ammunition possession law, including significant financial penalties as well as potential jail sentences.

State and Federal Restrictions on Ammunition Ownership

Wisconsin does have some important ammunition limits on its own, but these limitations are joined by basic federal laws that more severely restrict ammunition purchase or use. These state and federal limits include banning certain types or uses of ammunition in the following situations:

  • The use of any type of armor-piercing ammunition during a crime
  • The purchasing of ammunition by a convicted felon, legally designated drug addict, or individual under warrant for arrest
  • The purchasing of ammunition by a minor
  • The purchasing of ammunition by an illegal alien or alien carrying a non-immigrant visa
  • The purchasing of ammunition by an individual dishonorably discharged from the military

These are the basic limitations which may be expanded to other groups in some cases. If a person is arrested on illegal ammunition possession or use charges, he or she may face severe criminal penalties if convicted.

Contact Us

If you’ve been charged with an ammunition or gun crime, you could face serious penalties and lose your gun ownership privileges permanently. To learn more about how we may be able to help you through the defense process, contact an attorney from Hart Powell, S.C. today at (414) 271-9595.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : January 14, 2016