TTAG reader Matt in FL is “that guy.” The guy who reads everything we write, researches it on the web and kicks our ass when we get it wrong. And yes, CO Private Apartment Complex Bans Guns got it wrong. I reported that a California real estate company owned the Oakwood complex that told Marine Art Dorsch to ditch his guns or pack his bags. It doesn’t. The Douglas County Housing Partnership owns the apartments. It’s taxpayer supported public housing. So all those most excellent comments about gun rights on private property don’t apply in this case. Sorry. The good news: 9news.com reports that the Partnership held an emergency board of directors meeting late Wednesday afternoon. They threw out the gun ban which, we now learn, was implemented by the Ross Management Group (as suggested by the original TTAG post). The Partnership’s statement upbraided Ross in no uncertain terms . . .
“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 Denver Housing Authority wants to know if Ross Management Group is trying to pull similar rogue gun bans in the city.
The company manages properties in Aurora, Arvada, Denver and Greeley.
“It’s unconstitutional to prohibit the legal possession of a gun or a firearm on public housing property,” a DHA spokesperson said.
For its part, Ross is staying stum. 9news.com points out that the company’s owner has contributed cash to local Democrats. Go figure. [h/t Matt in FL]