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Blue Lake Rancheria Ordinances

Received: 2003

ORDINANCE No. 88-01

ORDINANCE OF THE BLUE LAKE RANCHERIA
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, STATE OF CALIFORNIA


ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR THE CONTROL AND USE OF FIREARMS, BB GUNS, PELLET GUNS, AIR GUNS, CANNONS, FIRECRACKERS and EXPLOSIVES ON THE. BLUE LAKE RANCHERIA.

Authority:

Whereas:

The Blue Lake Rancheria Business Council, on August 10, 1987, by formal Resolution No. 8706, did adopt the Constitution for the management of all Tribal Affairs.

Whereas:

Article V, Section 4 grants the power to the Business Council to enact laws for the welfare, health and safety of the members of the Blue Lake Rancheria.

The Business Council of the Blue Lake Rancheria does ordain as follows:


SECTION 1: Purpose:

It is the purpose of this ordinance to provide proper control and use of firearms within the exterior boundaries of the Blue Lake Rancheria.


SECTION 2: FIREARMS:

Firearms shall be used in a manner that is deemed by the Blue Lake Rancheria Business Council to be safe and not cause harm to other residents of the Rancheria. Any person that discharges a firearm indiscriminately shall be responsible for property damage and personal injury.


SECTION 3: BB GUNS, PELLET GUNS, AIR GUNS:

These types of guns shall be used in a manner that is deemed by the Blue Lake Rancheria Business Council to be safe and not cause harm to other residents of the Rancheria. The discharge of these guns by minor children shall be supervised by an adult.

Any BB Gun, Pellet Gun or Air Gun that is discharged in a manner that is unsafe shall be deemed to be in violation of this section. Any person that discharges a firearm indiscriminately shall be responsible for property damage and personal injury.


SECTION 4: CANNONS. FIRECRACKERS and EXPLOSIVES:

Every person who discharges a cannon, firecracker or explosive within the exterior boundaries of the Blue Lake Rancheria shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject of a fine not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

This section does not include fireworks that are State of California approved for use on the 4th of July and New Years Fireworks for celebration events are exempt from this ordinance.


SECTION 5:

Failure to pay for personal injury and/or property damage shall constitute proceedings with the County of Humboldt criminal enforcement. This authority is based on Public Law 83-280 passed in 1953, allowing the State of California criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian Country.


ADOPTED THIS 12 DAY OF April, 1988.

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Chairperson Blue Lake Rancheria
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ATTESTED: Signature and Title
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This ordinance has been reviewed and accepted by secret ballot by the General Council of the Blue Lake Rancheria with a vote of 9 for with 1 against and 0 abstained and 6 absent on April 10, 1988.

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Chairperson of General Council
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