Wisconsin does not restrict the carrying of unconcealed, loaded firearms in public.
In addition, in 2011, as part of its new law regarding licenses to carry concealed firearms, Wisconsin enacted a provision that prevents a person from being in violation or charged with a violation of an ordinance of a political subdivision relating to disorderly conduct or other inappropriate behavior for loading, carrying, or going armed with a firearm, without regard to whether the firearm is loaded or is concealed or openly carried, unless other facts and circumstances indicate a criminal or malicious intent on the part of the person.1
See our Open Carry policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Wis. Stat. § 66.0409(6).