[Video] Marine Vet Told by Apartment Complex – Get Rid of All of Your Guns or Get Out!
According to a report by 9News.com, Art Dorsch, age 77, a Marine Corps veteran, has been issued an ultimatum by his apartment complex, Oakwood Apartments managed by Ross Management Company in Castle Rock, CO.
Voluntarily get rid of all of your weapons, or leave in the next 60 days.
Dorsch says he lives on a fixed income and simply cannot afford to move right now.
Legally, there probably isn’t much Dorsch can do. Private property rights almost always trump other rights as the Constitution provides protection from the government, not private entities. Courts also allow landlords a lot of leniency in restrictions placed on tenants. That said, legal or not, it’s not going to sit well with most people that this apartment complex is forcing some residents to choose between being protected in their homes or homelessness.
Here is a photo of a further clarified version of the policy, noting that even licensed concealed carry is not allowed on the apartment premises.
According to 9News.com,
“I’m a hunter. I’m a licensed conceal and carry person,” Dorsch said.
Dorsch says the guns, which he keeps securely locked in a safe, make him feel secure in his home.
“They want to take them all away from me. They say I can’t live here,” he said.
Dorsh says apartment managers told him to give up the guns and stay, give notice and move out voluntarily, or be forced to move out if he doesn’t comply with the new policy.
Dorsh, in the above video, while tearing up, says the issue is emotional and he doesn’t think it’s fair. The rights guaranteed by the Constitution are the same rights Dorsh fought for as a Marine and now, due to a single community bulletin, those rights are threatened.