Possession of armor-piercing bullets
Per Wisconsin Statute 941.296
Penalties & fines for possession of armor-piercing bullets in Wisconsin
The possession of armor-piercing ammunition during commission of a crime is a Class H felony in the state of Wisconsin. This is punishable by up to 6 years in state prison, a maximum fine of $10,000, or both imprisonment and a fine.
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Overview of Wisconsin Statute 941.296: Possession Of A Handgun And An Armor−Piercing Bullet During A Crime
This statute defines an "armor-piercing bullet" as any projectile or projectile core that can be fired from any handgun and that is constructed entirely (excluding traces of other substances) from one or more of the following: tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper or depleted uranium.
If a handgun loaded with an armor-piercing bullet or a projectile or projectile core that may be fired from the handgun with a muzzle velocity of 1,500 feet per second or greater is used or possessed during the commission of a crime, it is a Class H felony. It is also a Class H felony to possess an armor-piercing bullet during the commission of a crime.
In Wisconsin, how long does a Possession of Handgun with Armor Piercing Bullet charge stay on your record?
In Wisconsin, possession of a handgun with armor piercing bullets is a felony that could lead to a $10,000 fine, but the charges alone could remain on your record for life.