hello. wisconsin specific questions here.

hello. wisconsin specific questions here.

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    hello. wisconsin specific questions here.

    hello all, i am new and i have a couple questions i am hoping someone could shed some light on. i have so far been unable to find a definitive answer short of calling the sherrif's department.

    1) wisconsin has a 0% blood alcohol content law for carry. this means that if i decide to have a beer with my lunch, i would no longer be able to carry without committing a crime. so if i do indeed decide to have a drink at lunch, i then need to disarm, and place my gun in my lock box. now, normally, i would drop the magazine, clear the chamber, and put them both in the lockbox. however, if i have say .02% .bac, i would still be legal to drive but not to carry. so i get back into my car and drive, would i then be in violation of the law because the ammunition is within arms reach of my firearm? must i place the lock box in the trunk, and have the ammo in the glovebox as i did before i received my ccw permit?

    2) is it illegal to carry a expandable baton in wisconsin while under the influence of an intoxicant? the law that prohibits me from carrying after having a single beer clearly states "firearm". bear in mind, i am not talking about going out and getting hammered and carrying a weapon, but since i cannot carry my gun until the effects of one single beer wore off, i am wondering about my baton.

    3) the other day i was going to the range and i took my carry gun, and an antique shotgun that i needed to test. with my permit i no longer to to case my handgun, i also did not case the shotgun because i did not have one on hand. was i breaking the law by driving with two un-cased weapons?

    thanks guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty View Post
    hello all, i am new and i have a couple questions i am hoping someone could shed some light on. i have so far been unable to find a definitive answer short of calling the sherrif's department.

    1) wisconsin has a 0% blood alcohol content law for carry. this means that if i decide to have a beer with my lunch, i would no longer be able to carry without committing a crime. so if i do indeed decide to have a drink at lunch, i then need to disarm, and place my gun in my lock box. now, normally, i would drop the magazine, clear the chamber, and put them both in the lockbox. however, if i have say .02% .bac, i would still be legal to drive but not to carry. so i get back into my car and drive, would i then be in violation of the law because the ammunition is within arms reach of my firearm? must i place the lock box in the trunk, and have the ammo in the glovebox as i did before i received my ccw permit?

    2) is it illegal to carry a expandable baton in wisconsin while under the influence of an intoxicant? the law that prohibits me from carrying after having a single beer clearly states "firearm". bear in mind, i am not talking about going out and getting hammered and carrying a weapon, but since i cannot carry my gun until the effects of one single beer wore off, i am wondering about my baton.

    3) the other day i was going to the range and i took my carry gun, and an antique shotgun that i needed to test. with my permit i no longer to to case my handgun, i also did not case the shotgun because i did not have one on hand. was i breaking the law by driving with two un-cased weapons?

    thanks guys.
    From what I understand, I think it would be best if you did have the firearm locked up/placed in the trunk unloaded if you are drinking at all. Not sure the legality of it or not but I would rather not risk it, especially since Wisconsin is new to CC and a lot of officers are still learning the laws regarding it.

    I believe it is OK to carry any less-than-lethal weapon while still having a pretty low blood alcohol content. As you already know, firearms aren't legal to carry in any way if you are drinking or have any in your system.

    I can't answer the 3rd. Also this is just going from what I understand, I could be wrong so wait for the advice of others first :o
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    yea seems best to just go through the hassle of casing it under federal law, placing it in the trunk locked, and putting the ammo in the glovebox. i highly doubt the 3rd question will ever come up again, just a curiosity.
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    Why would you not want to case the shotgun when you travel?

    There are truly very few scenarios where not casing a firearm make sense, and to protect the gun itself having it in a proper case really is best.

    The answer to your question, no, it is not illegal to have two uncased weapons with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFury View Post
    Why would you not want to case the shotgun when you travel?

    There are truly very few scenarios where not casing a firearm make sense, and to protect the gun itself having it in a proper case really is best.

    The answer to your question, no, it is not illegal to have two uncased weapons with you.
    i didn't have a case. got this old shotgun at a garage sale, didn't come with one. i was testing it, and i hadn't got around to getting one. still haven't. it's a iver johnson 410, from probably the 30's. in fact i will probably never shoot it again.
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    WI passed a law now that the shotgun does not need a case.

    If this would be me I would place in the safe and the ammo seperate. JM

    Guns and booze do not mix and I know many that say what is ONE? It is still affecting you. PERIOD.

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    right, which is why i am being so specific on the laws about casing my firearm if i decide to have a beer with lunch. because after that point i will have to wait at least one hour before i even consider uncasing it, more likely the next day, because usually if my wife and i have a beer at lunch we hit a pool hall or something after that. thanks for the shotgun info.
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