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Navajo Nation Council Makes Amendment for Concealed Carry.

The Navajo Nation has released an amendment on the 17th of October to Title 17 of the Navajo Nation Code

regarding the carrying of concealed weapons on Navajo tribal lands.

The amendment makes carrying a concealed deadly weapon into any public or private place of business unlawful unless exempt.

The amendment document defines a deadly weapon as, “… any item that in the manner of its use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury, including but not limited to:”

  1. Air guns
  2. Pellet guns
  3. Blow guns
  4. Explosive devices
  5. Bayonet
  6. Dagger
  7. Switchblade
  8. Bowie knife
  9. Slingshot
  10. Club
  11. Blackjack
  12. Chain
  13. Sword
  14. Spear
  15. Knuckles made of metal of hard substance
  16. Knives with blades 4 inches or longer
  17. Throwing stars
  18. Chain belts
  19. And firearms. Defined as “… any gun, revolver, pistol, rifle, shotgun, or other weapon that discharges a projectile by explosive force.”

The law allows for exceptions for who will be exempt from this law:

  1. Peace officers
  2. Transportation in vehicle where the weapon is located in a closed truck, luggage, or glove compartment.
  3. Any person on their property who is an owner, lessee, tenant, or licensee.
  4. Any one carrying or discharging a firearm as an integral part of any traditional Navajo religious practice ceremony or service.
  5. Hunters
  6. Persons lawfully authorized to carry a concealed firearm on or about their person by permit issued by such tribal, state or federal authority designated to issue a permit. The person must carry the license when required for evidence.

Previously, under the National Criminal Code, it was unlawful to carry a deadly weapon as a general crime. The amendment to Title 17 focuses more on the aspect of making the carrying of a concealed dangerous weapon a specific crime. Unless the person in question has a right to carry the weapon as already detailed.

What do you think of this amendment passed by the Navajo Nation Council? Leave us a comment below to let us know.

 

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2 Responses to Navajo Nation Council Makes Amendment for Concealed Carry.

  1. Emmett January 10, 2019 at 6:29 pm #

    This is a great law. I think as an American citizen it’s our duty to honor native American tribes and they’re laws on there land. As a lawful gun carrier with CCW permits in AZ & UT I’m glad that they recognize us as law abiding citizens that mean no harm to them or anyone else.

    Thank you to this Navajo Tribe for allowing lawful permit holding Americans the opportunity to visit and enjoy your land while still allowing us to use our right of the 2nd ammendment.

    I only wish more reasonable minds would be in the American political positions to make laws. Our politicians are ruining America. They all take the same oath to DEFEND and UPHOLD the Constitution of the United States. If they take that oath than how can they continue to be allowed to dismantle our 2nd amendment rights?

    Thank you Navajo Nation. I hope to someday have the privilege and honor of meeting and visiting you and your land.

  2. Craig April 11, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

    Reciprocity with any US states?

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