We reported yesterday on the outrageous story involving a retired Marine who was facing eviction if he didn’t give up his guns.
If you happened to miss the story here’s an excerpt:
Tenants of an apartment complex in Castle Rock, Colorado are being notified to get rid of their weapons or else prepare to be evicted.
“A letter went out to the residents on August 1st saying they had until October 1st to comply with the updated ‘community policies’. On page 2 is a brand new provision saying “firearms and weapons are prohibited. As of October 1, residents cannot display, use, or possess any firearms or weapons of any kind, anywhere on the property.”
77 year-old retired Marine Art Dorsch tells reporters that his Second Amendment rights are in danger:
Dorsch has multiple guns locked securely in a safe that help him feel at ease in his home. But with the new policy, his decision could leave him homeless. 9News contacted a legal analyst, Scott Robinson, who said “in most cases, courts have supported the rights of landlords to impose “reasonable regulations” on tenants.
Dorsch had prepared to leave his guns with a friend since he couldn’t afford a move, but it now appears the apartment complex has decided to remove the controversial policy.
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.
“These community policy changes were distributed without the knowledge or authorization of the Board of Directors of the Douglas County Housing Partnership or its staff,” a Douglas County Housing Partnership release said. “This board does not support any action that infringes on an individual’s rights and will not allow Ross Management to implement these changes. The mission of the Douglas County Housing partnership is to preserve and develop safe, secure, quality housing while providing housing choices for those who have few.”
From what we’ve learned, the policy change was implemented by Ross Management Group, a company that manages numerous properties in various cities. The company decided to make the change without notifying the property owners (also worth noting that the complex is federally funded). Ross Management Group refused to talk to 9News and were reportedly angry over the complexes decision.
This is not only a tremendous victory for the resident’s of Castle Rock but for gun owners everywhere. It’s thanks to this community spreading the word that it reached Douglas Housing so quickly. Yet another resounding “No!” to the state of Colorado and their persistent anti-gun measures.