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Eligibility for Firearm Possession and CCW Licenses in Wisconsin

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Milwaukee County weapons charges lawyerUnited States citizens are guaranteed the right to bear arms by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. While this federal statute gives individuals that right, states have the ability to restrict the law. One way they can do so is to create stipulations on who can and cannot own a firearm and apply for a concealed carry weapon (CCW) license.

Wisconsin has state laws that apply to its residents, but people in the state must also follow federal laws that apply to all U.S. citizens. Those who violate firearm possession laws can face serious consequences.

CCW License Eligibility

While Wisconsin does not require its residents to have a permit to own or possess a firearm, you must apply and successfully obtain a CCW license before you can legally carry a concealed firearm. To be eligible for a CCW license, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be a Wisconsin resident, unless you are stationed in Wisconsin as an active member of the military.
  • Meet firearm possession eligibility requirements.
  • Have proof of firearms training.

Firearm Possession Eligibility

According to both state and federal laws, some citizens may not be eligible to own or possess a firearm. Wisconsin statutes say you cannot possess a gun if:

  • You were convicted of a felony in Wisconsin.
  • You were convicted of a crime in a different state that would be considered a felony in Wisconsin.
  • You were adjudicated delinquent for an act that would be considered a felony in Wisconsin if it was committed by an adult.
  • You were found not guilty of a felony in Wisconsin because of a mental illness, disease, or defect.
  • You were found not guilty of a crime committed in a different state, that if committed in Wisconsin, would be a felony because of mental illness, disease, defect, or insanity.
  • You were involuntarily committed to a mental health institution for treatment and ordered not to possess a firearm.
  • You were ordered not to possess a firearm for other mental health commitments.
  • You were enjoined under an injunction for domestic abuse or child abuse.

Contact a Knowledgeable Waukesha County Weapons Charges Lawyer

Owning a firearm is your right as a U.S. citizen, but that comes with stipulations. If you have been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, you need the immediate help of a skilled Delafield weapons charges attorney. Bucher Law Group, LLC can help defend you against those charges and protect your right to own a firearm. Call our office today at 262-303-4916 to schedule a free consultation. 

Sources:

https://www.doj.state.wi.us/sites/default/files/dles/ccw/ccw-faq%201-2018.pdf

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