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4 Things to Know About Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Wisconsin

 Posted on February 19, 2019 in Gun Violations

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While the United States Constitution guarantees every U.S. citizen the right to bear arms, it is treated more like a privilege throughout the country. This is especially true when it comes to citizens carrying concealed weapons. In some states, you do not need a permit to carry a concealed weapon. In other states, including Wisconsin, you must apply to receive a permit in order to legally carry a concealed weapon.

Gun laws can be complex, which is why it is important to do your research before you become a firearm owner. If you do not, you could risk breaking the law without knowing it. 

Here are a few things you should know about carrying concealed weapons in Wisconsin:

1. CCW Permits Cover More than Just Handguns

What many people do not know is that you need a concealed carry permit for more than just a pistol. A Wisconsin CCW license is required for anyone who wishes to conceal a handgun, electric weapon (such as a taser), or a billy club. If you fail to obtain a CCW permit and you carry any of these weapons, you could face criminal charges.

2. Not Everyone is Eligible for a CCW Permit

There are a few criteria you must meet if you want to get a CCW license in Wisconsin. In order to get a CCW license, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Be a Wisconsin resident;
  • Not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law;
  • Not have been ordered as a condition of bail or release to not own a firearm; and
  • Have proof of a completed firearms training course.

3. You Must Complete Training Before You Are Issued a Permit

As for the training required to receive a CCW license, there are a number of options you can choose from. The training element can be satisfied by documentation from:

  • The hunter education program established by the Department of Natural Resources;
  • A firearms safety or training course conducted by a law enforcement agency or an organization that certifies firearm instructors;
  • Law enforcement or security training; or
  • Small arms training while a member of the U.S. military.

4. Your Permit Can Be Suspended or Revoked

In some situations, you may no longer be able to legally possess a CCW license. In these cases, your CCW license can be revoked or suspended, depending on your specific situation. For example, if you are convicted of a felony, you are no longer legally able to possess a firearm, so your CCW license would be revoked. Non-compliance with a CCW revocation can result in severe criminal charges.

A Waukesha County Concealed Carry Defense Attorney Can Help 

Because of all the restrictions and stipulations that come with gun ownership, it can sometimes be confusing to know if you are obeying the law. If you have been charged with a crime pertaining to your concealed carry permit or gun ownership, you need help from a knowledgeable Delafield concealed carry defense lawyer. At the Bucher Law Group, LLC, we can determine the best course of action for your case. Call our office today at 262-303-4916 to schedule a free consultation.



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