Skip to comments.Colorado Apartment Building Tells Tenants They Have to Get Rid of Their Guns — or Leave
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 hell 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 hes afraid hell lose his home if he doesnt go along with the new rule. Hes a hunter and has a concealed carry permit.
Dorsch, whos 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 cant 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.
I hope they like their new Section 8 tenants.
And the NRA should jump in. The little Nazis in the management office cannot force you to give up your rights to stay there.
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.
Somebody should put a big sign in the yard: BUILDING WILL BE GUN-FREE SOON! NO GUNS WILL BE HERE AT ALL!
This will explode in this management company’s face. Lawyer fest coming soon.
Or an even simpler sign: TENANTS UNARMED!
Pretty sure the US Constitution trumps the management company handbook and lease document.
How would that benefit the residents who are being forced to give up their guns.
Be a pretty good lawsuit if someone is raped/robbed and had no way to protect themself.
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.
Sounds like a great opportunity for another landlord to announce he WELCOMES ONLY gun-permit holders.
guess which place gets robbed first?
Armed home invasions are rare compared to no one at home burglaries.
How is this different than “No blacks allowed?”
I would only say your last three words.
Having veterans, police officers, and good solid citizens - living in any complex - is a good situation.
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??