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Offline pslblog

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Bypass: Native American Gun Store?
« on: January 17, 2013, 12:21:05 PM »
Can Native American reservations sell firearms according to tribal law dictates? Could tribes in New York offer firearms for sale that ignore the latest hysteria from the NY Legislature?

I am completely ignorant on this topic and am asking for facts. It seems to me that if reservation stores can sell fireworks and tax-free cigarettes on tribal lands, similar exemption from state laws should apply to firearms.

I'm guessing that AR-15's in New York should sell for a nice premium. The irony value of Native Americans selling firearms to regular citizens of the US: priceless.

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Re: Bypass: Native American Gun Store?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 12:58:37 PM »
I don't have time to go look up the cite, but IIRC, the GCA '68 prohibits the sale of a firearm in a state where it is legal (say, VT or PA) to a resident of a state where it is not (like NY).

Not sure how that law would apply to Indian reservations.  In one sense, they're treated almost like foreign countries.  Now, if that's the case, you'd have to file a Form 4 to 'import' it.

Honestly, I don't see any tribes wanting to make trouble for themselves like that.
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Re: Bypass: Native American Gun Store?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 02:06:50 PM »
Langenator,

"I don't see any tribes wanting to make trouble for themselves like that."

You must know a different tribal group then I do. From my experience, if they can make a bunch of money, and give the feds a headache at the same time, that would be a feature not a bug.
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Re: Bypass: Native American Gun Store?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 02:56:51 PM »
It really depends on the tribe and the tribal council, mostly tribal laws usually apply to those living on the reservation, only. Your firearms license may not be valid on the reservation, and tribal police usually work with local law enforcement, in such matters.

I don't think the Yankton Souix, on the Rosebud Reservation, really would care for the additional headaches involved, but they are fairly well armed as a group.  ( some of the more established criminal groups learned how well armed they were, when the casinos began to open.)
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Re: Bypass: Native American Gun Store?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 02:58:27 PM »
Just the facts...

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Re: Bypass: Native American Gun Store?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 05:02:20 PM »
Another aspect of this would be for the tribes to offer storage lockers on the reservation for firearms owners who were waiting for the hysteria to pass. If I drove in from a more rational state, stopped to pick up my firearms, and moved on to another rational state, it would be legal for me to carry my firearms through New York.

More important would be to give New Yorkers a place to store their legal firearms during the hysteria. Rental fees on storage lockers would be a much less complicated income stream than firearms sales.

I'm not thwarting lunatic politicians in New York, I'm empowering native peoples.

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Re: Bypass: Native American Gun Store?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 09:55:28 PM »
Mmmm, it would offer a decent storage place.  And hopefully, they won't do like LA DA did and confiscated the "assault" rifles, even after California state government said they would not.

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Re: Bypass: Native American Gun Store?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 09:37:34 AM »
If I had them stored out of state, I wouldn't even register them.

The tribes could offer not only storage, but shooting ranges as well.

Could make for a nice Saturday trip.  Go to the Res, shoot your guns, play some blackjack and have a drink or two.

Oh, and if I lived anywhere in PA or VT near the state line, I'd be looking into getting into the gun storage business, as well.
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