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Colorado Apartment Building Tells Tenants They Have to Get Rid of Their Guns or Leave
The Blaze ^ | 8/7/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 08/07/2013 9:07:17 AM PDT by MissTed

An apartment complex in Colorado has news for tenants: get rid of your guns, or get out. Colorado Apartment Building Tells Tenants They Have to Get Rid of Their Guns or Leave

Art Dorsch said he’ll either have to give up his guns or move out of his apartment. (Image source: KUSA-TV)

The Oakwood Apartments in Castle Rock, Colo. sent notice to residents last week of a new provision banning all “firearms and weapons” from the premises, KUSA-TV reported. Tenants have until Oct. 1 to comply.

Art Dorsch, a 77-year-old retired Marine Corps veteran, told KUSA he’s afraid he’ll lose his home if he doesn’t go along with the new rule. He’s a hunter and has a concealed carry permit.

Dorsch, who’s living on a fixed income, said managers told him he has three options: get rid of his guns and stay, keep his guns and move out voluntarily, or keep his guns and be forced out.

“It upsets me very much,” Dorsch told the station.

He said he keeps his guns secured in a safe and that having them makes him feel secure in his home.

“They want to take them all away from me, they say I can’t live here,” he said. Colorado Apartment Building Tells Tenants They Have to Get Rid of Their Guns or Leave

The Oakwood Apartments in Colorado sent notice to residents last week. (Image source: KUSA-TV)

KUSA legal analyst Scott Robinson said courts have generally supported landlords’ rights to impose “reasonable regulations” on their tenants.

“The question is: is an outright ban of firearms reasonable in light of the U.S. Constitution?” Robinson told KUSA.

The Ross Management Group, which manages the Oakwood Apartments, declined to comment to KUSA. Castle Rock is just south of Denver.

As the debate over gun control raged through the country, Colorado this year passed controversial new legislation limiting ammunition magazines and imposing universal background checks on all gun buyers.

July 20 marked the one-year anniversary since a shooter massacred 12 people and injured 70 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackkk; colorado; florida; georgezimmerman; guncontrol; secondamendment; trayvonmartin
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Would be a good case for the ACLJ
1 posted on 08/07/2013 9:07:17 AM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed

I hope they like their new Section 8 tenants.


2 posted on 08/07/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MissTed

And the NRA should jump in. The little Nazis in the management office cannot force you to give up your rights to stay there.


3 posted on 08/07/2013 9:10:00 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: MissTed

I don’t think their rule would pass muster. They might be able to regulate shooting, carrying weapons in common areas, but once a lease is signed, that domicile becomes personal property, a home. If I had an existing lease with them, I’d tell them to go f@ck themselves.


4 posted on 08/07/2013 9:10:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Vigilanteman

Somebody should put a big sign in the yard: BUILDING WILL BE GUN-FREE SOON! NO GUNS WILL BE HERE AT ALL!


5 posted on 08/07/2013 9:10:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: MissTed

This will explode in this management company’s face. Lawyer fest coming soon.


6 posted on 08/07/2013 9:10:41 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: MissTed

Or an even simpler sign: TENANTS UNARMED!


7 posted on 08/07/2013 9:10:56 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: MissTed

Pretty sure the US Constitution trumps the management company handbook and lease document.


8 posted on 08/07/2013 9:11:01 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: cotton1706

How would that benefit the residents who are being forced to give up their guns.


9 posted on 08/07/2013 9:11:17 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: MissTed

Lawsuit,obviously


10 posted on 08/07/2013 9:11:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: MissTed

Be a pretty good lawsuit if someone is raped/robbed and had no way to protect themself.


11 posted on 08/07/2013 9:12:08 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: MissTed

Apartment owners are required to make written contracts. If this isn’t in the written contract, the landlord cannot enforce it. I don’t think the landlord wins this one.

On the other hand, if the landlord starts putting it in writing as a term in future leases, they can do that. It’s their building.


12 posted on 08/07/2013 9:12:41 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: MissTed

Sounds like a great opportunity for another landlord to announce he WELCOMES ONLY gun-permit holders.

guess which place gets robbed first?


13 posted on 08/07/2013 9:13:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: CodeToad

Ping.


14 posted on 08/07/2013 9:13:38 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Mr. K

Armed home invasions are rare compared to no one at home burglaries.


15 posted on 08/07/2013 9:14:17 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: MissTed

How is this different than “No blacks allowed?”


16 posted on 08/07/2013 9:14:32 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Gaffer

I would only say your last three words.


17 posted on 08/07/2013 9:14:51 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: george76; laplata

Ping


18 posted on 08/07/2013 9:15:40 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: MissTed

Having veterans, police officers, and good solid citizens - living in any complex - is a good situation.


19 posted on 08/07/2013 9:15:43 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: MissTed

Lie.

Lying is good.

After all, Smegmalips Obamadork has turned it into a religion.

The owner can most certainly come into the apartment, but he/she/it cannot force the owner to open locked boxes.

And the NRA should indeed get involved. If it’s OK for owners to ban guns within their buildings, then all govt owned apartments in Obama voter territory can also be banned, right?

And we all know how successful that ban would be.

How would rap stars get their toys??


20 posted on 08/07/2013 9:16:53 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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