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Tenants shall not carry or possess any weapons in the leased premises except in strict compliance with 2011 Wisconsin act 35. All weapons except for those permitted by 2011 Wisconsin act 35 are prohibited. The open carrying of weapons in common areas is prohibited. Tenants shall not possess any unloaded ammunition in the leased premises. All weapons possessed in strict compliance with 2011 Wisconsin act 35 and not within the immediate control of a tenant must be stored in such a manner as to prevent any other tenant, invitee, or authorized or unauthorized person in the leased premises from gaining access to the weapon.

All such weapons must be stored in such manner as has been approved by the university's Department of Public Safety as set forth in the university’s comprehensive weapons policy. Implying possession of, threatening to use, displaying to any other person (including to any other tenant of the leased premises), brandishing, using, or discharging a weapon in the leased premises for any reason except lawful self-defense or defense of others is prohibited. Tenants shall timely report to the university's Department of Public Safety the presence in the leased premises of any person whom the tenant has reason to believe is in possession of or carrying a weapon in violation of university policy, unless doing so would subject the tenant or others to the threat of physical harm.

Tenants shall also timely report to the university's Department of Public Safety the presence in the leased premises of any weapon stored other than in strict compliance with university policy. Taking any action in response to the presence in the leased premises of any person whom a tenant has reason to believe is in possession of or carrying a weapon in violation of university policy, except for reporting the presence of the weapon to the university's Department of Public Safety, is prohibited. Tenants are expected to be familiar with the university’s comprehensive weapons policy and should address any questions concerning the policy to the Department of Public Safety. Tenants acknowledge that this rule goes to the essence of the lease and that the landlord intends to enforce strictly each of its obligations and exercise all rights available to landlord as a result of any violations. Tenants are also advised that any violations of this rule may subject tenants to additional action by Marquette University as a result of tenant’s student, employee, or other relationships with the university.

Knives designed for use as weapons, billy clubs, and electric stun guns lawfully kept in student apartments must either be on the person of a licensed individual or stored in a lock box or safe. Such lock boxes or safes must be able to contain the weapon fully and prevent others from gaining access to the weapon without the permission of the licensed individual. The locking mechanism must be capable of repeated use and engaged at all times when the weapon is present in the lock box or safe. The door hinges of the lock box or safe must be protected to prevent removal of the door, such as hinges that are not exposed to the outside, interlocking door designs, dead bars, jeweler’s lugs, or active or inactive locking bolts.

Handguns lawfully kept in student apartments must either be on the person of a licensed individual or stored with a cable-style trigger lock in a lock box or gun safe. All cable-style trigger locks, lock boxes, and gun safes must be approved for sale in California by the State of California Attorney General. A roster of handgun safety devices certified for sale in California is available at State of California website. (NOTE:  Non-cable style trigger locks are authorized for sale in California, but such trigger locks do not meet the minimum requirements of the University’s Weapons Policy.)

Cable-style trigger locks work by looping a strong steel cable through the action of the firearm to block the firearm’s operation and to prevent both intentional and accidental firing. Only commercially available devices may be used for this purpose, and the cable-style trigger lock must be engaged at all times when the firearm is not on the person of a licensed individual.

Lock boxes or gun safes are designed to prevent unintended handling and removal of firearms. Lock boxes must:

Student Apartment Managers

Student apartment managers are prohibited from carrying concealed weapons in student apartment buildings, possessing weapons in their apartments, or allowing guests or invitees to possess weapons in their apartments.  Each student apartment manager is also required to post a "No weapons allowed" sign on the door of his or her apartment.

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Any questions about the weapons policy?

Questions about the university's weapons policy should be directed to the Planning office, (414) 288-4142. Call the Department of Public Safety at (414) 288-6800 with concerns about violations of the weapons policy. For emergencies call 288-1911.

The university considers any violation of its weapons policy to be a serious matter.