You can listen to the gun smith (who wants to sell you a gun), or you can follow the law:941.29 Possession of a firearm.
(1) A person is subject to the requirements and penalties of this section if he or she has been:
(a) Convicted of a felony in this state.PUNISHMENT:941.29(2) (2) A person specified in sub. (1) is guilty of a Class G felony if he or she possesses a firearm under any of the following circumstances:
(a) The person possesses a firearm subsequent to the conviction for the felony or other crime, as specified in sub. (1) (a)
.HOWEVER:941.29(5) (5) This section does not apply to any person specified in sub. (1) who:941.29(5)(a)
(a) Has received a pardon with respect to the crime or felony specified in sub. (1)
and has been expressly authorized to possess a firearm under 18 USC app. 1203.
As you can see, the law is very straight forward.
A felon cannot possess a firearm.
The only exception is if the felon has received a pardon.
The punishment for a Felon in Possession of a Firearm (A Class G Felony is:
"... A fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment of up to 10 years, or both." (Wisconsin Statute)
So again, A felon cannot possess a firearm in Wisconsin.
Edited by Bappelman on 10/5/2009 at 8:36 PM EST