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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Colorado landlord tries unsuccessfully to ban residents from having guns

Apartment's controversial policy banning firearms is thrown out


A controversial gun policy at an apartment complex for seniors has been thrown out.

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.


"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 notice was informing residents of an updated policy, banning all firearms and weapons from the property effective October 1.

There is no gun language in the lease

"It's unconstitutional to prohibit the legal possession of a gun or a firearm on public housing property," a DHA spokesperson said. 

The company wouldn't talk about the gun ban via phone or in person. So it's not clear the motivation behind the company's decision.


http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/349123/222/Apartments-firearm-policy-thrown-out

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