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What places are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Wisconsin?

It is unlawful for anyone (except for law enforcement), including persons with a CCW license, to knowingly carry an unconcealed weapon (firearm, electric weapon, a
knife or a billy club) in the following locations:

  • Any portion of a building that is a police station, sheriff‘s office, state patrol station, or the office of a Division of Criminal Investigation special agent of DOJ.
  • Any portion of a building that is a prison, jail, house of correction, or secured correctional facility.
  • The Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, the Wisconsin Resource Center, or any secured unit or secured portion of a mental health institution, including a facility designated as the Maximum Security Facility at the Mendota Mental Health Institute.
  • Any portion of a building that is a county, state, or federal courthouse.
  • Any portion of a building that is a municipal courtroom if court is in session.
  • A place beyond a security checkpoint in an airport.
  • School grounds and premises:
    • No one, including a CCW licensee may carry a firearm in or on the grounds of a school unless another specific statutory exception applies.
    • No one, including a CCW licensee may carry any other dangerous weapon on school premises unless a specific statutory exception applies.
    • Also see: POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.
  • Persons who do not have a CCW permit may not carry a handgun in a tavern and those persons with a CCW license may carry a concealed handgun in a tavern only if NOT consuming alcohol. Wis. Stat. § 941.237(3)(cx).
  • Federal law applies to the possession of firearms and weapons on US government property

 

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