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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 5, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Subeck, C. Taylor, Sargent,
Anderson, Billings, Bowen, Considine, Crowley, Ohnstad, Brostoff and
Sinicki, cosponsored by Senators Risser, L. Taylor, Johnson and Larson.
Referred to Committee on Small Business Development.
AB415,1,2 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 secure all
firearms when the business is unattended. Under the bill, the firearms must be
secured in one of the following ways: in a locked fireproof safe, locked steel gun
cabinet, or vault; in a steel-framed display case with specified reinforcements; with
a hardened steel rod or cable; in a windowless, internal room that is equipped with
a steel security door; or behind a steel roll-down door or security gate.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB415,1 3Section 1. 175.36 of the statutes is created to read:
AB415,1,7 4175.36 Storage of firearms by retail entity. Any person who engages in the
5retail commercial sale or transfer of firearms shall ensure, when the place of business
6is unattended, that each firearm that is located in the place of business is secured
7using one of the following methods:
AB415,2,2
1(1) The firearm is stored in a locked fireproof safe, in a locked steel gun cabinet,
2or in a vault in the business premises.
AB415,2,11 3(2) The firearm is stored in a display case that is made with a steel frame that
4is no thinner than 12 gauge, is fitted with a hardened steel lock where the case opens
5to access the firearm, and is fitted either with smash-proof polycarbonate panels
6that are at least one-quarter inch thick or with glass that is protected with a security
7or protective laminate film that is specifically designed to delay entry and
8unauthorized access, with a minimum thickness of at least eight-thousandths of an
9inch, and that includes an anchoring system on all seams of each glass panel and is
10also anchored to the frame. If the location of the retail store is at street level, one of
11the following is also required:
AB415,2,1512 (a) Concrete or hardened steel bollards, or other barriers such as security
13planters or other devices with a similar structural integrity of bollards, that protect
14the location's front entrance, any floor-to-ceiling windows, and any other doors that
15could be breached by a vehicle.
AB415,2,1816 (b) Locking steel roll-down doors that are installed on all perimeter doors and
17floor-to-ceiling windows, unless the installation would violate a state or local fire
18code.
AB415,2,25 19(3) The firearm is secured with a hardened steel rod or cable of at least
20one-eighth inch in diameter through the trigger guard of the firearm. The steel rod
21or cable shall be secured with a hardened steel lock that has a shackle. The lock and
22shackle shall be protected or shielded from the use of a bolt cutter, and the rod or cable
23shall be anchored in a manner that prevents the removal of the firearm from the
24premises. If the location of the retail store is at street level, one of the following is
25also required:
AB415,3,4
1(a) Concrete or hardened steel bollards, or other barriers such as security
2planters or other devices with a similar structural integrity of bollards, that protect
3the location's front entrance, any floor-to-ceiling windows, and any other doors that
4could be breached by a vehicle.
AB415,3,75 (b) Locking steel roll-down doors that are installed on all perimeter doors and
6floor-to-ceiling windows, unless the installation would violate a state or local fire
7code.
AB415,3,10 8(4) The firearm is stored in a windowless room that is equipped with a steel
9security door fitted with a deadbolt lock and that does not have a door exposed to the
10outside of the building.
AB415,3,12 11(5) The firearm is stored behind a steel roll-down door or security gate, or the
12firearm is secured in a locked steel gun rack by use of a hardened steel bar.
AB415,3,1313 (End)
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