UPDATE: The “firearm and weapons” ban for Oakwood Apartments will not be applied. Colorado’s 9News reports: “Douglas County leaders say the apartments in question are public housing and they didn’t give [Ross Management Group] permission to infringe on individual rights.” Ross Management refuses to comment but the Denver Housing Authority is investigating to see if the management company is trying to push similar bans on its other properties.
Castle Rock, Colorado’s Oakwood Apartments is telling tenants–including 77 year-old Marine Art Dorsch–to get rid of their guns or get out of the apartment complex.
Just last week the manager of the complex sent a letter to tenants informing them of new rules banning all “firearms and weapons” on the premises.
According to The Washington Times, former USMC Dorsch says it “upsets [him] very much.”
Dorsch is both “an avid hunter” and a concealed carry permit holder. He also lives on a fixed income so he cannot afford to pack up and move to an apartment complex that is more respectful of the right to keep and bear arms.
According to Dorsch: “They want to take [all my guns] away from me” or “they say I can’t live here.”
The apartment complex has not explained how it plans to defend and protect those to whom it is denying the right to defend and protect themselves.
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