Restrictions Based on Convictions: Yes. Under the law:
No person may possess body armor if any of the following applies to the person:
- The person has been convicted of a violent felony in this state and has not been pardoned for it.
- The person has been convicted of a crime elsewhere that would be a violent felony if committed in this state and has not been pardoned for it.
- The person has been adjudicated delinquent for an act that if committed by an adult in this state would be a violent felony.
- The person has been found not guilty of a violent felony in this state by reason of mental disease or defect.
- The person has been found not guilty of or not responsible for a crime elsewhere by reason of insanity or mental disease, defect, or illness if the crime would be a violent felony in this state.
Documentation or Licensing: Not required
A person who is otherwise prohibited from possessing body armor may request a complete or partial exemption from the prohibition if all of the following apply:
- The person has a reasonable need to possess body armor to ensure his or her personal safety, to earn a livelihood, or as a condition of employment.
- The person is likely to use the body armor in a safe and lawful manner.
A person would need to apply at the circuit court in which the person will possess the body armor
Where to Purchase: Can be purchased from dealers, retailers, or online suppliers.
Official Government Source: Wisconsin state legislature