Posted: 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
By Rick Couri
The complex sent a notice to tenants saying they would ban “firearms and weapons” from their property and gave them just over a month to comply or find another place to live.
The new rules upset many who live in the Oakwood Apartments just outside Denver including 77 year old Marine Corp veteran Art Dorsch.
“They want to take them all away from me, they say I can’t live here,” Dorsch told KUSA-TV.
“It upsets me very much.”
Dorsch is a hunter and has a concealed carry license and says his guns are safely kept and stored but it doesn’t matter.
When the TV station called the apartment complex to ask some questions workers there simply hung up on them.
Legal analyst Scott Robinson said the complex would more than likely win any legal challenges as most court decisions have supported landlords’ rights in similar cases.
“The question is " is an outright ban of firearms reasonable in light of the U.S. Constitution?” Robinson questioned.
Legal eyes across the country are watching as this unfolds while expecting it could have an impact on other cases like it.
Colorado gun laws have been tightening since the July 20, 2012 Aurora movie theater shootings.