Firearms on Tribal Lands

For anyone interested in the issue of firearms on tribal lands, including the push to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers:
Here is a link to an article on the new rule allowing tribal law enforcement agencies to access the FBI criminal background check system.
Some quotes from the article:
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is expanding background checks for firearm sales on sovereign Indian reservations as part of the Obama administration’s push to reduce gun violence around the country.
Under new regulations, tribal law enforcement agencies will be allowed, though not required, to access the FBI’s criminal background check system before issuing gun licenses on reservations.
“This rule does not, in any way, preempt tribal law,” the FBI wrote. “Access is wholly discretionary on the part of the tribes. This rule does not in any way mandate tribal government action.”
Here is the Federal Register notice of the rule 2014-27386.
H/T to Steve Aycock for bringing this to my attention.

Huron Nottawaseppi Awaits Decision from Michigan Tax Tribunal on Tax Status of Pine Creek Reservation

From the Battle Creek Enquirer:

Tribe awaits ruling on tax-exempt status

ATHENS TOWNSHIP — The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi is awaiting a Michigan Tax Tribunal decision on whether the tribe is liable for township taxes on its Pine Creek Reservation.

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