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Can You Concealed Carry In A Bar In Wisconsin?

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Concealed Carry in Wisconsin BarsWhile 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
Contact our experienced attorneys at Grieve Law to discuss specific instances related to concealed carry in Wisconsin bars.

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