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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Gun Dealers in Wisconsin.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 16 October

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Dealer Regulations in Wisconsin

Federal law requires firearms dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), although resource limitations prevent the ATF from properly overseeing all its licensees.

Wisconsin has no law requiring firearms dealers to obtain a state license or permit. However, before a firearms dealer may offer a handgun for sale, the dealer must register each handgun store he or she owns or operates with the Wisconsin Department of Justice ("DOJ"). DOJ will provide the dealer with a unique dealer identification number for each store.

Wisconsin has established procedures for handgun dealers to follow when complying with state background check requirements for the transfer of any handgun. The state also requires handgun dealers to retain certain forms regarding handgun sales…

Firearms dealers must provide to all firearm purchasers a written warning in block letters not less than one-fourth inch in height, stating: "IF YOU LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN THE REACH OR EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD YOU MAY BE FINED OR IMPRISONED OR BOTH IF THE CHILD IMPROPERLY DISCHARGES, POSSESSES OR EXHIBITS THE FIREARM."…

[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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