Imitation Firearms in Wisconsin (Sale & Distribution) Fines & Penalties
The sale or distribution of firearms, according to (Wis. Stat. 941.297), is penalized as a Class A forfeiture, which is a maximum fine of $10,000, but actual penalties depend upon specific cases.
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Minimum Mandatory Sentences for the Sale or Distribution of Imitation Firearms
According to statute 941.297, the sale or distribution of firearms is categorized as a Class A forfeiture. This is punishable by a fine up to $10,000.
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Overview of Wisconsin Statute 941.297: Sale Or Distribution Of Imitation Firearms
Due to the use of imitation firearms in the commission of crime, the legislature banned the sale and distribution of “look-alike firearms” in 1992. Such firearms are defined as “any imitation of any original firearm that was manufactured, designed and produced after December 31, 1897. The penalty for selling or distributing these look-alikes is a Class A forfeiture (a fine of up to $10,000). Learn more about forfeiture violations in Wisconsin.
The ban includes toy guns, water guns, replica non-guns and air-soft guns that fire nonmetallic projectiles unless they have a permanently affixed blaze orange plug in the barrel. A “look-alike firearm" does not include any imitation, non-firing, collector replica of an antique firearm developed prior to 1898, or any traditional BB, paint-ball or pellet-firing air gun that expels a projectile through the force of air pressure.
In Wisconsin, how long does an imitation firearm charge stay on your record?
The sale and distribution of firearms could result in a $10,000 fine, and even after it's paid, the conviction could remain on your record for life.