Question: Is it legal to carry a firearm in Wisconsin?

Answer: Yes. It is legal to carry a firearm in Wisconsin. Open carry—carrying a gun where anyone can see it—is legal for anyone 18 years of age or older who is not otherwise prohibited from possession of a firearm. Concealed carry—carrying a hidden gun—is legal only if you get a concealed carry permit. There’s an application and a process through the Wisconsin Department of Justice to get that concealed carry permit if you wish. There are a few restrictions: you cannot carry, either opened or concealed, in a bar or a place meant for the sale and consumption of alcohol; and you cannot carry in a public building, which is a building leased by the state or subdivision of the state. In addition, businesses or buildings can designate that people not carry weapons inside.

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