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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2022 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Wisconsin.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 29 June

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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Wisconsin

Wisconsin generally prohibits the intentional transfer of any firearm to an individual under age 18.

The state also generally prohibits the possession of a firearm by any person under age 18.

These restrictions do not apply, however, when the firearm is being used by a person under age 18 when supervised by an adult during target practice or a course of instruction.

Wisconsin law provides that for hunting purposes, the minimum age for possession or control of a firearm is age 12. A person age 12 but under age 14 may not hunt without being accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or a person at least 18 years of age who is designated by the parent or guardian. A young person 12 to 14 years of age also may possess a firearm if he or she is enrolled in instruction under the state hunter education program and is carrying the firearm in a case, unloaded, to or from that class, or is handling or operating the firearm during that class under the supervision of an instructor.

Federal age restrictions also apply…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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