Possession of armor piercing bullets while committing a crime is a felony in Wisconsin.
Sometimes it’s the circumstances that lead to more criminal liability. This includes drunk driving accidents aggravated by the fact someone sustained an injury. In sexual assault cases, those circumstances can be the age of the victim. But in this situation, it’s armor piercing rounds. Specifically, possession of armor-piercing bullets while committing a crime in Wisconsin is a Class H felony. As you’re aware, Class H felonies are serious, carrying a potential maximum penalty of six years in prison, $10,000.00 in fines, or both.
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What is use or possession of a handgun and an armor piercing round during crime?
Section 941.296 of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits individuals from possessing armor-piercing ammunition while committing crimes. Section 941.296(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes says:
(2) Whoever uses or possesses a handgun during the commission of a crime under chs. 939 to 948 or 961 is guilty of a Class H felony under any of the following circumstances.(a)The handgun is loaded with an armor-piercing bullet or a projectile or projectile core that may be fired from the handgun with a muzzle velocity of 1,500 feet per second or greater.(b)The person possesses an armor-piercing bullet capable of being fired from the handgun.