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    Buying Handguns

    Hey i was told you can be 18 to buy a handgun in Wisconsin and you can also open carry it. but then i googled it and it says mostly everywhere i looked that you have to be 21 to buy a handgun..but then it says you can only "posses" one at 18

    Does anyone know what the laws are in wisconsin about this issue?

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    I'm pretty sure you cant buy one if your under 21 but you can carry it if youre 18.
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    You'd have be at least 21 to buy from a licensed gun dealer. Don't know of any law in WI prohibiting a person 18 from buying a handgun in a private sale from a gun owner who isn't a licensed gun dealer.

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    Yep I heard and read the same. 18 to possess and 21 to buy handguns or ammo from a dealer. Should only be 18 for all, but I don't get to write the statutes. If I did, they would read a little different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    You'd have be at least 21 to buy from a licensed gun dealer. Don't know of any law in WI prohibiting a person 18 from buying a handgun in a private sale from a gun owner who isn't a licensed gun dealer.

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    Thats the way I read it too.

    Its 21 to buy from a licensed dealer....18 in a private transaction.
    18 to own/carry and/or hunt with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Yote 312 View Post
    Thats the way I read it too.

    Its 21 to buy from a licensed dealer....18 in a private transaction.
    18 to own/carry and/or hunt with.

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    I also agree

    Golly, we're starting to think alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phred View Post
    I also agree

    Golly, we're starting to think alike.
    Get outta my head!

    It is good to think alike as we can then accomplish more things!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phred View Post
    I also agree

    Golly, we're starting to think alike.
    I don't think so Phred...
    But I think you are right

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomfighter View Post
    Hey i was told you can be 18 to buy a handgun in Wisconsin and you can also open carry it. but then i googled it and it says mostly everywhere i looked that you have to be 21 to buy a handgun..but then it says you can only "posses" one at 18

    Does anyone know what the laws are in wisconsin about this issue?

    Thanks
    Since the only time you may possess a handgun in WI under the age of 18 is while target practicing (not hunting) with your parent or someone appointed by them, by default you would not be able to purchase a handgun in WI unless you were 18. It is Federal law which prohibits you from purchasing a handgun from a FFL until you are 21. WI Statutes are silent on "purchase" so we are subject only to Federal law on transfers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor_Knight View Post
    Since the only time you may possess a handgun in WI under the age of 18 is while target practicing (not hunting) with your parent or someone appointed by them, by default you would not be able to purchase a handgun in WI unless you were 18. It is Federal law which prohibits you from purchasing a handgun from a FFL until you are 21. WI Statutes are silent on "purchase" so we are subject only to Federal law on transfers.
    so then it would be better to have someone eles buy the gun and have them sell it to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomfighter View Post
    so then it would be better to have someone eles buy the gun and have them sell it to you?
    No. No. NO!

    That is the very definition of a prohibited “straw purchase”.

    I am beginning to find your entire series of posts on this forum to be rather disturbing.

    You implied you had a felony conviction as a 14-year old and now are asking about committing another felony in order to obtain a handgun.

    All of freedomfighter’s posts are here.
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    (That link is to a "stale" query. If anyone is interested, go to the listing of all his posts yourself.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomfighter View Post
    so then it would be better to have someone eles buy the gun and have them sell it to you?
    18 - 21 year old citizens may purchase handguns in private transactions in Wisconsin but what you are describing is a straw purchase which is illegal.

    Also, if you were convicted of a felony at age 14 then you would generally be prohibited from purchase unless your rights had been restored.

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    I also have to ask, what kind of felony conviction still lets you buy guns? I just don't know of any. Like John said, you could get your rights back, but I am under the impression that it is a long process.
    I would have thought that you would have been brought into "adult" court to get the felony charge?
    I thought I saw that you did get a long gun A few weeks back. Did you lie on the paperwork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronS View Post
    I also have to ask, what kind of felony conviction still lets you buy guns? I just don't know of any. Like John said, you could get your rights back, but I am under the impression that it is a long process.
    I would have thought that you would have been brought into "adult" court to get the felony charge?
    I thought I saw that you did get a long gun A few weeks back. Did you lie on the paperwork?
    No i never lied most of what i ask is for information about laws not because those are my issues i just like to know everything i can so that if i am asked a certain question i will be able to give the right answer...i apperciate the help i get thanks for giving the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomfighter View Post
    so then it would be better to have someone eles buy the gun and have them sell it to you?
    You just tripped everyones "Oh Sh+t" Alarm.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Yote 312 View Post
    You just tripped everyones "Oh Sh+t" Alarm.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ???

    LR Yote
    LOL yea i see that but like i said before, I like to ask alot of question, like how to buy guns and who can and cant get them and what is legal and illeagl to do with guns...so basically i am a person that likes INFO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomfighter View Post
    No i never lied most of what i ask is for information about laws not because those are my issues i just like to know everything i can so that if i am asked a certain question i will be able to give the right answer...i apperciate the help i get thanks for giving the info
    Hey I would try to help you out any chance I could. It just sounds to me like you are doing something wrong. A felon with guns? Sounds wrong to me.
    Just to remind you, the law does read this forum. An IP address can be looked up, very easy...
    I just hope it is all on the "up and up". Thats all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomfighter View Post
    LOL yea i see that but like i said before, I like to ask alot of question, like how to buy guns and who can and cant get them and what is legal and illeagl to do with guns...so basically i am a person that likes INFO...
    Interesting ....
    We like asking questions too.
    Some of which were answered pretty vaguely.

    Your post history sheds some light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronS View Post
    Hey I would try to help you out any chance I could. It just sounds to me like you are doing something wrong. A felon with guns? Sounds wrong to me.
    Just to remind you, the law does read this forum. An IP address can be looked up, very easy...
    I just hope it is all on the "up and up". Thats all.
    Yea and later on in life i will be asking questions that would make ppl think "oh he might be a felon" but i dont care i got to make sure i know everything i can before i "open carry" its a very serious thing

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    Yea...low post count, asking questions like were all just a bunch of gun totin' morons.

    FreedomFighter= WAVE mole.

    Nice try. But you sir, have been made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landose_theghost View Post
    Yea...low post count, asking questions like were all just a bunch of gun totin' morons.

    FreedomFighter= WAVE mole.

    Nice try. But you sir, have been made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul@paul-fisher.com View Post
    Spartacus?
    Negative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landose_theghost View Post
    Yea...low post count, asking questions like were all just a bunch of gun totin' morons.

    FreedomFighter= WAVE mole.

    Nice try. But you sir, have been made.

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    I have to agree with you once again Landose.

    I am sure WAVE would love for us to help a felon get a gun. And it would get on every TV station in the State over night.
    Freedomfighter I am sorry if we have you all wrong, but you have to understand what kind of questions you are asking, and the people you are asking them to. You are the one that told us that you are a felon. We did not make that up, you posted it. If this is true, it is our responsibility to find out who you are, and report you for your "long gun" you told us you just got. On this forum, we do not break the law, we learn them and try to change them if we do not like them.
    So please feel free to let us know if this whole story is all messed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landose_theghost View Post
    Yea...low post count, asking questions like were all just a bunch of gun totin' morons.

    FreedomFighter= WAVE mole.

    Nice try. But you sir, have been made.

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    Wave mole?? what is that a police officer? Im sry you feel that way.. thats why i signed up for this website was to ask questions and to give answers not every one knows every law or even most laws..yea i dont have many posts thats because i only post the questions that i have hard times finding answers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronS View Post
    I have to agree with you once again Landose.

    I am sure WAVE would love for us to help a felon get a gun. And it would get on every TV station in the State over night.
    Freedomfighter I am sorry if we have you all wrong, but you have to understand what kind of questions you are asking, and the people you are asking them to. You are the one that told us that you are a felon. We did not make that up, you posted it. If this is true, it is our responsibility to find out who you are, and report you for your "long gun" you told us you just got. On this forum, we do not break the law, we learn them and try to change them if we do not like them.
    So please feel free to let us know if this whole story is all messed up.
    Let me get things staright i never said i was a felon..i said can a felon get a gun if he commited the crime at age 14 i wasnt talking about me you guys just assume that and when i said i got my long gun that had nothing to do with the crime i was just saying that because it was my first gun and i wanted ppl to know because i was happy i got it. however i did commit crimes when i was younger like most kids..if people dont like the questions i ask then dont reply to them..if i asked if i can open carry in a court house does that mean i plan on doing it? NO its just a question so you know what u can and cant do..before people start accusing ppl of being a mole get to know the person first.

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