Can You Concealed Carry In A Bar In Wisconsin?
While there are few instances in which it may be legal to conceal carry a firearm in a bar in Wisconsin, bear in mind the law is strict and one sip could land you with up to 9 months in jail and/or a $10,000 fine.
What’s The Concealed Carry Law When It Comes To Wisconsin Bars?
Most bars in Wisconsin have a class B liquor license meaning, as a patron, you can only conceal carry with a permit under one condition: You maintain absolute sobriety. No sips equates to no problems.
If you consume any alcohol while you are in possession of a concealed carry firearm, you can be charged with a class A misdemeanor much more expensive than your bar tab.
Beware: Under Wis. Stat. § 943.13(1m)(b), if the bar displays any kind of signage prohibiting weapons, you are NOT allowed to conceal carry.
Are There Any Exceptions To Concealed Carry Law In Wisconsin Bars?
Yes. Below are a few of the many exceptions. To see the full list of exceptions, read Wis. Stat. § 941.237(3) or call upon the experience of our Wisconsin gun lawyers.
- If in the line of duty, the following people may be allowed to conceal carry in a bar in Wisconsin:
- Correctional Officers
- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Members of the National Guard
- With proper licensing and documentation, the following people may be allowed to conceal carry in a Wisconsin bar:
- The owner or manager of the premises
- An employee or agent authorized to carry a firearm by the owner/manager