Skip to comments.Colorado renters told to toss guns or move out
Posted on 08/08/2013 10:08:33 AM PDT by yoe
Renters at an apartment community just south of Denver are between a rock and a hard place, ordered by their landlord to either get rid of their weapons or move out.
The manager at Oakwood Apartments in Castle Rock, Colo., sent a notice to renters last week advising them of the new rule banning all firearms and weapons from the premises, a local news station reported.
Residents have until Oct. 1 to comply. The rule has one worried and outraged.
Art Dorsch, 77, a Marine Corps veteran and avid hunter with a concealed carry permit, said he lives on a fixed income and cant afford to move. But he said managers gave him three options: willingly remove the guns and stay, keep the guns and move, or keep the guns and wait to be forced to leave.
It upsets me very much, he told the station. They want to take them all away from me. They say I cant live here.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Private property and all that.
Been updated. Policy has been canceled because the propery management was overruled by the property owners.
Federally subsidized apartment complex. Management has backed down when challenged on this.
Cool - I stand corrected.
Back-Door violations of the USCON are becoming more routine AND more accepted by a weenie-populace.
When children are suspended for pointing a finger or piece of gun-shaped bread, you know the anti-2A propaganda is “kinda catapulted” in the right direction.
This article is outdated. There’s been news out today that the idiots realized they were wrong and they CAN’T ban guns.
(That Constitution is sure a pesky thing, huh?)
Mission Accomplished, damage done....To the psyches of wimpish, brow-beaten Americans.
This is part of a PsyOps brainwashing campaign.
Got a link?
I saw an update on assbook that said they changed their tune and he will be able to keep them.
Colorado needs to succeed from Denver!
It seems Colorado isn’t taking as well to the socialist class as had been expected.
I’m thinking some folks that live there might end up having a boat accident soon.
(Inside FReeper reference for those who are stumped)
“secondly the right of the owner to control his property as per his/her standards’
I would think legally you have to look at the context of the service provided by a property owner. Ban pets, smoking, loud music - yes. Are guns in that realm?
Sorry. I went looking for it. Naturally all the alphabet networks ae still schilling the lies.
It takes a local site to report the truth.
Castle Rock apartment’s controversial policy banning firearms is thrown out
CASTLE ROCK - A controversial gun policy at an apartment complex for seniors has been thrown out after a 9Wants to Know report.
The Douglas County Housing Partnership, a multi-jurisdictional housing authority, held an emergency board of directors meeting late Wednesday afternoon.
Board members decided that the policy, which would have prohibited residents from having firearms in their homes, will not go into effect.
The Douglas County Housing partnership owns Oakwood Apartments in Castle Rock. It was purchased with federal funds and is supported by local, state, and federal tax dollars.
One (CO local) story update, for example: http://www.9news.com/news/article/349123/339/Apartments-firearm-policy-thrown-out
Not really a problem. The right of the property owner is important, however, the limitations cannot be made after the fact.
I would not have a problem if they said “no guns allowed”, or “no gays allowed” as an understanding before the signing of a contract.
But to move someone in and then make up a new rule is ridiculous. Just common sense.
As in Low Income??
My son lives in Castle Rock and I've never seen any low income/depressed area there. Don't know the area intimately though. Beautiful, and expensive.
Huh? I chuckled and asked her how many criminals she thought would ignore the law and all the other signs they had posted but think twice about the sign that said weapons were not allowed. She just shrugged.
They were about to get sued halfway to Hell and back!
I was at a business the other day and they had what looked like a valid 30.06, no guns sign by the front door. As I was leaving, I noticed on their upcoming events board, CHL classes room # 8, or something like that. Top Golf in Allen TX.
The law (as I know it) takes residency much differently, especially where there is a contract in place. For instance, if a couple cohabits an apartment for a certain length of time, regardless of whose name is on the lease, they have to have one or the other "evicted" legally should they decide not to live together anymore and want to contend who should leave. Same goes for squatters.
A homeless person moves into an abandon house cannot be forced to leave unless it can be proved they forced entry. Sounds easy right? Not so fast. If the bum says the door was already opened and they didn't break in, it starts to get sticky, especially if the house has been abandon for some time.
This is a great idea because intruders, rapists and murderers will be required to leave their firearms outside.
Private property is private property. In any free society (which we don’t have) I should be able to ban you from my property because your eyelashes are 2 shades darker than I like, or because you admitted to at one time having thought about the stock price of Goodyear Tire and Rubber, or because I was visited in a dream by Xyzalindru who told me to ban you. The only relevant question at this point is what’s in the rental contract.
That is no more legal than banning blacks or Jews would be.
Here's the solution, unless it was stipulated in the lease agreement, then no go. If it was, no issue. Changing the rules mid-lease is akin to violating the lease agreement.
How would they know you have any weapons that didn’t survive your being swamped when your boat was overcome with crazy sick waves?
I don’t even think it would be legal to put in a lease.
Would it be legal to put...no black guests... in a lease?
They need to succeed?
Would that they secede.
This has been a blow to the anti-gunners, and a BIG plus for those of us who live in the vicinity, and especially the renters.
This kind of stuff should happen each and every week, ‘cuz we usually win.
section 8 housing it’s called
Sounds like this property manager needs a nice squirt of skunk scent in is air handler. Perhaps some doe urine on his doormat.
In this case, it wasn’t private property. It was a private management firm hired by the government agency that owns the apartments. That agency has now overturned the private management company’s rule. It should be noted the owner of the private management company has donated money only to Democrats...
Ahhh, that changes things consideralby. I stand corrected.
“The Douglas County Housing partnership owns Oakwood Apartments in Castle Rock. It was purchased with federal funds and is supported by local, state, and federal tax dollars.”
So much for the idea that it is private property. Taxpayer dollars subsidize it every year.
If you really believe in the benefits of gun ownership, wouldn’t you be happy to move from this future gun free zone? I would expect breaking and entering and other such crimes to jump after the owner publicly disarms the people oops now victims in waiting living there.
If it’s ‘federally rent controlled’, then it’s not legal for them to ban guns.
Why would anybody give the management their gun info anyway? It’s none of their damned business.
Someone should sue them, and become the owner of that rental property!
Since the apartment complex is government owned the State exemption law for guns trumps this rule.
“Private property is private property. “
Except this isn’t private property, it is government owned.
and a contract is a contract and a contitutional right is s constitutional right. I am a landlord btw. If I can’t discriminate against someone who is black, mexican, Jewish, Muslim, a single unwed mother, or a homosexual, I damn sure shouldn’t be able to discriminate against a law abiding firearm owner and surely would not.
This kind of stuff should happen each and every week, cuz we usually win.
Despite the victories, this constant BS attacks against the 2A still chips away at the foundation, bullet after bullet (pun intended).
The map at the top of this thread may put your mind at ease a bit: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3052461/posts
The tenants overruled the owner, so I would presume there are no precedents for gun bans in housing rental contracts, ostensibly for the reason I stated.