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In 2018, Wisconsin enacted a type of straw purchasing law that makes it a crime to purchase a firearm with the intent to transfer it to an individual who is prohibited from having it.1

Wisconsin requires a handgun purchaser to provide truthful information on the notification form used in the purchase of a handgun from a licensed firearms dealer.2 Wisconsin also penalizes a licensed firearms dealer who fails to conduct the required background check prior to transfer of a handgun.3


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  1. Wis. Stat. § 941.2905.[]
  2. Wis. Stat. § 175.35(2e).[]
  3. Wis. Stat. § 175.35(2). See also Wis. Adm. Code Jus 10.06 (requiring the dealer to “question the transferee to ensure that the form is truthfully and fully completed”).[]