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Thread: Open Carry on the Oneida Indian Reservation???

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    As most people who live on the west side of GB know, some parts of GB are actually part of the Oneida Indian Reservation. Not sure of the legalities in this matter, as I know most tribes are "Sovereign" and have separate laws regarding OC on reservations. Just looking for a little clarification here, so any input is appreciated. Meantime I will look into this matter myself and post my findings asap. Thanks ahead of time guys!
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    You are going to need to speak with the tribal attorney, or find their unique ordinances in writing to clarify. Sometime it can be an odd patchwork of laws based on state and fed laws.

    I do know that the LDF tribe prohibitspeople frompossessing a firearm on tribal land if they are not a card-carrying tribal member.

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    Yeah, the whole "sovereign nation" thing with Indian tribes raises a lot of interesting questions. It seems that the "sovereignty" only goes so far. I see that the state is imposing the smoking ban in the casinos too. So much for sovereignty.

    I have long wondered if concealed carry would be legal on tribal land if there was no tribal law prohibiting it. I suspect that would be an unpopular stance.

    After countless visits to Ho-Chunk casino, one of their top-notch security guys finally noticed one day that I carried a knife with a pocket clip in the casino and told me it wasn't allowed. Didn't really matter to me since I was already heading for the door at that moment. I had a friendly talk with him and he said that if they found someone was armed they were supposed to call the Sauk Co. sheriff.

    Subsequently, I've worn a longer shirt at the casino. Old ladies using walkers present a far greater danger to the clientele than my pocket knife.
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    Casinos are not included in the smoking ban.

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    As far as the Menominee tribe, maybe others, crimes such as murder are handled by the FBI. It would be interesting to see how open carry would be handled on the various reservations.

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    Shotgun wrote:
    Yeah, the whole "sovereign nation" thing with Indian tribes raises a lot of interesting questions. It seems that the "sovereignty" only goes so far. I see that the state is imposing the smoking ban in the casinos too. So much for sovereignty.

    I have long wondered if concealed carry would be legal on tribal land if there was no tribal law prohibiting it. I suspect that would be an unpopular stance.

    After countless visits to Ho-Chunk casino, one of their top-notch security guys finally noticed one day that I carried a knife with a pocket clip in the casino and told me it wasn't allowed. Didn't really matter to me since I was already heading for the door at that moment. I had a friendly talk with him and he said that if they found someone was armed they were supposed to call the Sauk Co. sheriff.

    Subsequently, I've worn a longer shirt at the casino. Old ladies using walkers present a far greater danger to the clientele than my pocket knife.

    I have had a similar incident at Ho-Chunk but I was actually working there at the time. I always carry a gerber multitool and knife, once when walking through the casino floor the security guys approached me and escorted me off because according to them the gaming area has to be totally weapon free. If your knife is 3 inches or under I believe it can be legally concealed so I go that route where open carry isnt allowed.


    If you carried a gun in there they would for sure call the sheriff, they serve alcohol in the gambling area so the whole place is off limits for open carry and they have that as their policy. I am sure most if not all the casinos are that way. I have heard that Ho-Chunk will not ban smoking, they do not have to follow state laws so they can do it if they wanted. I highly doubt they have a tribal law against bearing arms but I am not sure about that and each tribe is different.

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    The LDF casino used to have a"No Weapons allowed" sign posted at their entrance, along with a ban on any electronic itmes. Nowadays no weapons prohibitionsigns are posted and people are free to use cell phones and other stuff wherever they want on the casino floor. I have seen pit bosses ask that any electronics be kept stowed at the card tables though.



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