Cary, IL asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Wisconsin

Q: Is it ok for a spouse of a person who is prohibited from owing fire arms to own one.

I know someone who sells guns and said they were in his store trying to buy a gun for him knowing he is legally not supposed to have them. What is the law regarding his spouse registering them and letting him use them. They both know he cannot legally possess them. And is there a way to turn them in if there is a law broken to remain anonymous this is in Wisconsin .

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen Pleck Johnson
Stephen Pleck Johnson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Husband may not possess a firearm (gunpowder driven). Spouse can have one (but not a good idea.). He can not use it, handle it or save it some place.. He also can not buy one whether or not they will sell him one. Enhanced criminal penalties can apply if he is found with one while committing another crime. It is a good idea if there are no firearms in any place occupied by him. Possess and use are pretty similar in this situation.

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