Firearm Questions

I tried to purchase a firearm or apply for a conceal carry license and was denied. Now what?

There are a handful of options. First, if you applied for a Wisconsin conceal carry license, there is an internal review that you can request to appeal the denial. One always improves the outcome by getting an attorney involved early in the process, but it is extremely important to figure out why you are being denied. Oftentimes, the government will not give you any information as to why you have been denied your Wisconsin conceal carry license or has red flagged your transfer.

In short: call an attorney who is experienced in handling such matters and depending upon their situation, they will be able to further advise you of your options.

I own firearms or are interested in owning firearms and I have had an incident with the police. Do I really need to hire an attorney?

Anytime you have had police contact you may want to consider at least speaking with an attorney, but this is especially true for a firearms owner or sportsman. It is difficult to predict what a situation can turn into, and law enforcement typically becomes extra cautious and sometimes even over zealous where firearms are in the picture, even if they were not in any way involved.

The problem is that seemingly small incidents can spiral to the point where you can have your rights suspended or even lost forever. All too often to make matters worse, you will not find out about this problem for many years: I have seen it too many times.

The bottom line is that if you value your 2nd Amendment Rights: there is no harm in picking up the phone to call for a free consult. There is no charge for the initial conference, so what do you have to lose?

I just got my conceal carry license or took a class. Should I get in touch with an attorney now incase the unthinkable happens?

Many Wisconsin conceal carry, Waukesha conceal carry, Milwaukee conceal carry, Madison conceal carry, and other training groups urge students to consider speaking with an attorney knowledgeable in firearm issues prior to some kind of incident. Their reasoning is that when you are in jail and being investigated for a crime, perhaps even a homicide, that is not the time that you want to be putting together your legal defense plan.

This makes sense.

You have purchased a firearm, have researched the right caliber, tested to find just the right ammunition, attended firearm training classes, applied for the license, and perhaps have taken many other steps to prepare for that rainy day. But what happens after the incident? Is the rest of your life not worth also defending? Why not call an attorney? There is no charge for the initial conference and for some basic questions.