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    Conceal Carry - Towns or counties in Wisconsin having local ordinances against carry?

    Does anyone know of any local ordinances in Wisconsin that prohibit conceal carry, or counties that prohibit it? I remember when I took my CCWP class in MN being told that Wisconsin may have local ordinances that prohibit Conceal/carry. I can't find anything that addresses this issue though. I sometimes travel to Wisconsin so I'd like to be aware of where to stay away from if in fact this does exist.
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    Conceal Carry - Towns or counties in Wisconsin having local ordinances against carry?

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/wisconsin.pdf

    This should help to get you started. Them call your state's Attorney General.

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    You are good to go in WIsconsin with a MN. permit. We however cant carry in MN with a WI permit since our requirements are less to get a permit. As fas as i know you can CC or OC with a MN permit,you cannot however OC in WI with out a permit like the people of wisconsin can. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman46g View Post
    You are good to go in WIsconsin with a MN. permit. We however cant carry in MN with a WI permit since our requirements are less to get a permit. As fas as i know you can CC or OC with a MN permit,you cannot however OC in WI with out a permit like the people of wisconsin can. JMO
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    This advice is partially incorrect. There is no general prohibition against non-resident open carry in Wisconsin, whether you have an accepted out of state conceal-carry license or not. You are subject to the same restrictions as anyone. Wisconsin State law trumps local ordinances with respect to carrying or transporting a firearm.

  6. As for the local ordinances, Wisconsin has a preemption statute that prevents municipalities from passing anything stricter than state law. However, it seems to have been passed in November 1995, as anything enacted before that is exempted.

    https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/sta...tes/66/IV/0409

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    Complete preemption. Carry how you see fit.

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    I would not open carry in Milwaukee or surrounding area. You WILL be put face down on the ground, have your weapon taken (until they can confirm your not a felon, a process that for some reason takes a week), and you'll have to move heaven and earth to get it back.

    Pretty much draw a line from Madison east to the lake, and south to the Illinois state line and that is where open carry would be at least frowned upon.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by revmedic View Post
    I would not open carry in Milwaukee or surrounding area.

    Pretty much draw a line from Madison east to the lake, and south to the Illinois state line and that is where open carry would be at least frowned upon.
    Which is why I try to avoid travel south of FDL...

    Sent from my phone (which explains all the typos), using the USACARRY app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    Complete preemption. Carry how you see fit.
    +1. Complete preemption is what I understand the law is here is Wisconsin. Local/town/city/county/whatever statutes cannot mandate that which is stricter than the state law. Keep carrying!
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