State Law Background

Among other things, Wisconsin:

However, in 2011, Wisconsin enacted a law requiring law enforcement to issue a license to carry a concealed firearm in public to any individual who meets certain basic requirements. In addition, Wisconsin does not:

In 2015, Wisconsin’s gun death rate moved up five places from the 10th lowest number of gun deaths per capita in 2014 to the 16th lowest in 2015. In addition, based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2009, Wisconsin had the 14th lowest rate of crime gun exports among the states – meaning that crime guns originally sold in Wisconsin were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 14th lowest rate among the states.

Wisconsin Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Wisconsin, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.