California Indian Reservations ccw?


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Arizona has multiple Indian reservations, and many of them accept ccw on their land for those who have ccw accepted by Arizona, but many do not. Does anyone know if any of the California Indian reservations accept ccw? I know it is up to the tribal leaders, but how to find out? Some have said that you cannot ccw because it is considered Federal land, but I understood the reservations to be like a soveregn nation, not Federal land. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm most curious about San Manuel, and Pala. Thanks, Bersa

You need to contact the tribal authorities and inquire as to their regulations regarding CCW.
I know of no other way, and I would imigine most do not allow CCW on the tribal reservation for non residents.


I've written letters requesting this info from three of the main reservations in So. Cal, asking what their policy is for when I visit the casino. I asked that if they don't permit concealed carry with California permit, do they allow for the weapon to be locked unloaded in the car? I wrote these three letters two weeks ago, but no response yet from any of them. When I get responses, I'll report again.:cool:
I've asked about reservations in other states and was told similar comments. Every reservation has different laws and limitations. If you know the name of the reservation, you could probably do a Google search to find some contact information. It would be nice if there was some sort of compilation of reservation laws and it was easily accessible to view. Who knows...maybe there already is somewhere on the internet.
Have you checked There is a link @ the top of the page called "Indian Nations" that might have what you're looking for.
Weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) are not allowed in the casinos.

If you are following CA transport laws, firearms in vehicle in parking is okay.

When writing to the tribes concerning tribal laws, remember to address it to the tribe's tribal council and mail it to them and not to the tribe's casino.
CA firearms laws do not apply on their land.They are their own nation.

However, CA law is recognized on reservations that contract with the county sheriff to provide law enforcement support.

Such as, the Mission Band of Morongo Indians. Which has a contract with the Riverside County Sheriff Department (RSO) to provide law enforcement support on their reservation.

The Morongo Reservation Patrol frowns heavily on non-tribal members being on the reservation. If you are on the reservation and not an invited guest of a tribal member, tribal employee or tribal member you will be approached and be escorted off the reservation. If you are armed with any type of weapon, you will be detained and RSO will be contacted. If the tribal members catch you on the reservation, depending on who they are, chances are they will assault you and dump your body (This has happened numerous times. Most famous tribal member killed a US Marshall and several tribal members are currently in state prison for shooting at LEOs that went on the "rez" without permission).

The Morongo Tribal Security Department enforces the "no weapons" allowed on Morongo Casino Resort Spa and Casino Morongo property. Guests carrying knives/pepper spray are typical informed to secure such items in their vehicles.
DO NOT carry a firearm inside casino property, unless you are a LEO, you will automatically be marked as a armed robbery suspect and RSO will be contacted.

If you abide by CA firearm transport law, there should be no reason why either the Morongo Tribal Security Department and/or the Morongo Reservation Patrol should know you have a firearm(s) in your vehicle.

The Morongo Tribal Security Department does allow guests to have firearms in their vehicles as long as they are unloaded and secured in locked containers. However, they will not allow you to bring any firearms, even unloaded & in locked containers, into the casinos and hotel.
(Outside okay, inside not okay.)

The Executive Director of the Morongo Gaming Agency is anti-gun. Has similar views on gun ownership as LASO Chief Lee Baca.
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