Federal District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller has “imposed a temporary restraining order that prohibits disputing factions of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians from…carrying firearms within a hundred yards of the tribe’s Rolling Hills Casino” in Corning, California.
The order also bars the Indians from “deploying armed guards.”
According to The New York Times, the officer of California Attorney General Kamala Harris “filed for the restraining order early last week to prevent any public safety threat” as a “battle over who controls the tribe and its resources is resolved.”
Tensions in the tribe emerged in April when “the tribe’s general council voted to remove more than 70 members from the tribe’s roll. The dispute centers on who qualifies for membership and the $54,000 a year in casino payments.”
On June 9 tensions nearly boiled over as “two rival security groups faced off on casino grounds.”
The temporary gun ban “extends to tribal properties around the casino, including hotels and a recreational vehicle park.”
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