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Gun Lawyers in Milwaukee Explain Your Firearm Rights

As a Waukesha criminal defense lawyer and Wisconsin firearms attorney, there are some questions I get asked more frequently than others. Probably the biggest ones are “I just got denied for my Wisconsin conceal carry permit” or “I just got denied to purchase a firearm in Milwaukee. What do I do?”

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"I just got denied for my Wisconsin Conceal Carry Permit"

When these questions arise our Wisconsin firearms attorneys in Milwaukee investigate to figure out the precise issue. Sometimes people honestly do not know what is holding them up when applying for a Wisconsin conceal carry permit or the ability to purchase a firearm. Sometimes the issue is simple and minor. For example, when applying for a conceal carry permit in Wisconsin a period may have been placed in the spot on the paperwork, a name was misspelled, something was illegible, etc. Your information could have also been confused with someone else who is flagged in a particular database. If one or more of these issues is what prevented you from obtaining a Wisconsin conceal carry permit or purchasing a firearm there are usually appeal mechanisms in place. In these cases our Milwaukee gun lawyers usually advise people against hiring a local attorney. Instead, our Wisconsin firearms attorneys help people navigate through remedial self-help hoops. If you do not achieve desired success after being advised on how to navigate the system, then we advise you to contact our Milwaukee gun lawyers. 

Sometimes when you are prevented from obtaining a conceal carry permit in Wisconsin or purchasing a firearm in Milwaukee it can be a bit trickier. Maybe you were convicted of a crime, five, ten or even twenty years ago which can be interfering with your Wisconsin conceal carry permit or firearm purchase. Other instances affecting your situation may be that you are under an existing restraining order from a vindictive ex. These and other challenging legal scenarios are more common than many realize. To maximize your chances of success, these situations must be handled with scrupulous care from a competent and highly knowledgeable Milwaukee gun lawyer. Unfortunately, when it’s more serious than a grammatical or spelling mistake there are no easy or obvious self-help solutions, short of picking up a phone and contacting our Wisconsin firearm attorneys.

In regards to the term “crime” our second amendment lawyers in Milwaukee are not talking about what comes to mind for most people: vicious criminals who visited brutal and violent acts upon their victims. Although those types of criminals will lose their 2nd amendment rights by virtue of probably being a convicted felon (as well as all those who become convicted of a felony from other offenses, such as a narcotic problem, illegal prescription drug use, etc.)., other illegal acts can also fall under the “crime” umbrella.

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don’t be held back by the Lautenberg amendment

Even a simple misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence can trigger the Lautenberg Amendment, a federal law which prohibits the possession and sale of a firearm to individuals convicted of domestic violence. For example, it could be a simple verbal argument the neighbors overhear and call the police. There is your lifetime ban on firearms. Maybe it was a verbal argument in a parking lot between you and your spouse and someone called it in. Lifetime ban on firearms. Maybe that non-physical altercation took place some twenty years ago. Under the law it does not matter. These cases can still create problems when applying for a Wisconsin conceal carry permit or buying a gun in Milwaukee or other surrounding areas. This firearm ban applies even if the then victim is now your spouse and is perfectly fine with you possessing firearms.

If you or someone you know is being prevented from obtaining a Wisconsin conceal carry permit or buying a gun due to the Lautenberg Amendment there are options. It starts with jumping through the hoops of the do-it-yourself appeal system. Would you be better served by second amendment laywers in Milwaukee being there? Absolutely. However, odds are if the Lautenberg amendment is what is causing the problem going through the appeal process will not get you anywhere either, with or without a Milwaukee gun lawyer. Instead you may need to be considering how to expunge or amend your case so the magic words holding you back disappear from your criminal background check. These are options which need to be discussed with a reputable and highly respected Wisconsin firearms attorney as the process is neither easy nor quick.

In most cases, there may be a timeline to appeal or change something from the moment you are put on notice about your ineligibility for firearms or a conceal carry permit in Wisconsin. As soon as you’re aware of your ineligibility you should contact our Wisconsin firearms lawyers in Milwaukee for critical, time-sensitive legal advice.

DISCLAIMER: This article is NOT intended to be legal advice. You need to consult with an attorney who can make specific recommendations to fit your circumstance.


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