2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 7, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Risser and Johnson, cosponsored by
Representatives Subeck, Anderson, Berceau, Considine, Crowley, Pope,
Sargent, Sinicki, C. Taylor and Zamarripa. Referred to Committee on
Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism.
1An Act to create
175.36 of the statutes; relating to: storage of firearms in retail
2facility when unattended.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires that a retail business that sells firearms must lock all
firearms in a secured safe or steel gun cabinet or on a secured rod or cable when the
business is unattended.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
175.36 of the statutes is created to read:
4175.36 Storage of firearms by retail entity.
Any person who engages in the 5
retail commercial sale or transfer of firearms shall ensure, when the place of business 6
is unattended, that all firearms that are located in the place of business are placed 7
in a safe, in a locked steel gun cabinet, or on a locked hardened steel rod or cable that
runs through the trigger guards. The person shall ensure that the safe, cabinet, rod, 2
or cable is anchored in a manner that prevents its removal from the place of business.