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Overview for Wisconsin

Wisconsin does not allow the discharge of firearms within 100 yards of a building where people live or gather. Tents, other portable environments, vehicles, or buses are not included in this. It is also illegal to shoot across a highway. Also firing a weapon 660 feet from any square, park, or other area controlled or owned by the local government is illegal.

There is a 48 hour waiting period on firearms.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Wisconsin Magazine Capacity


Wisconsin Imitation Firearms

What is classified as an Imitation Firearm in Wisconsin?

The following is a list of imitation firearms in Wisconsin:

Does Wisconsin have a gun buy back program?

Wisconsin does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.

Does Wisconsin have an inheritance gun law?

Wisconsin does not have an inheritance gun law.

Wisconsin FAQ

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