Castle Rock apartment tenants told they must get rid of their guns
CASTLE ROCK - Retired Marine Art Dorsch says his Second Amendment rights are in danger.Now, for starters, let's get one thing straight: This has precisely nothing to do with the Second Amendment. A private entity deciding to set a rule banning [item] has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. You are perfectly free to leave the housing complex without going to jail. It may not be the best arrangement for you, but there are options available.
His apartment complex, the Oakwood Apartments in Castle Rock, sent out a notice telling all residents to get rid of their guns.
The 77-year-old retired US Marine Corps veteran sent a newstip to 9Wants to Know saying he's afraid he'll be homeless if he doesn't comply.
That said, this stinks on ice.
However, even the original report indicates that this has already been rectified. Apparently when word got out about the unpopular policy, the reaction was so swift, immediate, and universally reviled that the apartment complex realized they were looking at either a mass revolt, or a mass walkout. And when you have a large group of senior citizens, having half of them suddenly stop paying their rent and deciding to make you undergo eviction proceedings would be less than advantageous...
You know, it's funny. Doug also sent in this story about the largest firearms facility in Colorado and the trouble they're facing opening the facility. Seems like they're running into opposition from a nearby housing development who don't like the idea of a gun range within walking distance (personally, I'd view that as a *HUGE* plus...). They're opposing the range on the basis that it's not "safe" - and, naturally, they're citing the reams of data that show all kinds of errant shootings that happen at upscale gun ranges. Or not.
I expect - hell, I encounter - that sort of mindset here in Massachusetts; it's too bad to see that the rot is spreading to otherwise sane areas...
That is all.