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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2022 ‘Domestic Violence & Firearms in Wisconsin.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 26 November
Domestic Violence and Firearms in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has no law prohibiting individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition. Federal law, however, prohibits the purchase and possession of firearms and ammunition by certain domestic abusers.
Wisconsin also has no law requiring the removal of firearms at the scene of a domestic violence incident.
Firearm Prohibitions for Persons Subject to Domestic Violence Restraining/Protective Orders
Wisconsin prohibits the possession of a firearm by any person enjoined under a domestic abuse or child abuse restraining order or injunction, certain tribal injunctions or a harassment restraining order or injunction with an order prohibiting the possession of a firearm.
Removal or Surrender of Firearms When Domestic Violence Restraining/Protective Orders Are Issued
Wisconsin requires certain domestic violence protective orders and harassment restraining orders to include provisions requiring the abuser to surrender all firearms he or she owns or has in his or her possession to:
1) the sheriff of the county in which the action was commenced;
2) the sheriff of the county in which the respondent resides; or
3) to a third party designated by the respondent and approved by the judge or family court commissioner…
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