According to the Washington Free Beacon, roommates searched Harvard grad student Leyla Pirnie’s room in their shared apartment for firearms. When they found that she does, in fact, (legally) own guns, they then pressured their landlord to evict her form their Somerville, Massachusetts apartment.
Ms. Pirnie was targeted by her roommates because, as they put it to her, she owns a MAGA hat. And is from Alabama.
“When I asked them why they were in my room to begin with, they each came up with completely contradicting stories (none of which made any sense), but one comment struck me in particular: ‘We saw that you had a MAGA hat and come on, you’re from Alabama… so we just kind of assumed that you had something,'” she said. “I asked why they didn’t just call me and ask me before intruding. One of the girls responded that fear took over her body and she felt compelled to search my room until she found proof… I cannot make this up.”
A number of emails from the roommates to the landlord reveal how she was treated.
Ms. Pirnie further stated to the Beacon:
“What I find uncomfortable is coming home to find out that six people I barely know went into my bedroom without permission and went through every single one of my drawers, without any regard to my privacy whatsoever,” Pirnie said. “My landlord’s e-mail, though carefully crafted, showed tremendous prejudice against my right to legally have firearms.”
After proving to the police that she had not broken any of Massachusetts’ onerous gun control laws, she now faces the problem of having to find new housing in the middle of a semester. So much for respect, inclusiveness and diversity.