Wisconsin Gun Laws

Each state has the power and authority to create its own laws with regard to the ownership and use of firearms, bound only by the limitation that state laws must not conflict with federal law. It is the responsibility of an individual who wants to own a gun to ensure that he or she does not violate the pertinent laws in the local jurisdiction.

If you have been arrested or charged with a gun crime, the consequences of a conviction can be harsh. A skilled and experienced attorney can help you to build a strong defense or to pursue alternative methods of resolution. For sound legal counsel and vigorous representation, contact the Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., S.C., at (414) 271-9595.

Wisconsin Firearm Regulations

While the regulation of gun-related matters might seem to be fairly straightforward, the reality is that it is remarkably complex. Ammunition, conditions of sale, appropriate storage, use, and other aspects must be addressed separately. The following are just a few representative violations of the law:

  • Concealed carry by private citizens without a permit
  • Possession of a firearm while intoxicated
  • Failure to wait 48-hour waiting period at the time of purchase
  • Being in possession of a firearm under the age of 18

Gun law violations may be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The following may lead to felony charges:

  • The arrested party was previously convicted of a felony
  • Offender was found not guilty of a felony in Wisconsin in the past due to mental issues
  • Offender is the subject of domestic-abuse of child-abuse restraining order

Contact Us

If you have been charged with a gun related violation, the Milwaukee gun crime defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., S.C., can help you to protect your legal rights and to challenge the case brought against you. Contact us today at (414) 271-9595.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : September 1, 2020