Castle Rock apartment tenants told they must get rid of their guns

9 News Colorado – by Will Ripley

CASTLE ROCK – Retired Marine Art Dorsch says his Second Amendment rights are in danger.

His apartment complex, the Oakwood Apartments in Castle Rock, sent out a notice telling all residents to get rid of their guns.

The 77-year-old retired US Marine Corps veteran sent a news tip to 9Wants to Know saying he’s afraid he’ll be homeless if he doesn’t comply.  

The letter went out to residents on August 1 and says they have until October 1 to comply with updated “community policies.”

On page 2 is a brand new provision saying “firearms and weapons are prohibited.”

“It upsets me very much,” Dorsch said.

As of October 1, residents cannot display, use, or possess any firearms or weapons of any kind, anywhere on the property.

“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.

Nobody answered the door at the apartment office on Tuesday afternoon.

When reached by phone, Brooke Young, Ross Management Group regional manager, said “It’s our policy not to comment to the news media,” before hanging up.

“The best thing this tenant can do is either move out or get rid of the guns,” 9NEWS legal analyst Scott Robinson said.

Robinson says, in most cases, courts have supported the rights of landlords to impose “reasonable regulations” on tenants.

“The question is: is an outright ban of firearms reasonable in light of the US Constitution?” Robinson said.

Dorsch says the issue goes beyond the Second Amendment.

“I’m vulnerable. I’m not safe,” Dorsch said.

If he loses his guns, Dorsch says he loses so much more.

“My freedom,” Dorsch said. “Yeah it’s emotional. Because I don’t think it’s fair.”

Dorsch says he barely has enough money to live, never mind hire a lawyer.

So, if he’s not able to fight the new rules, he says he’ll have no choice but to leave his guns with a friend who lives 30 miles away.

He hopes he’ll still be able to go hunting, as he has every year since 1953.

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22 thoughts on “Castle Rock apartment tenants told they must get rid of their guns

  1. Why is a veteran living in a fscking apartment in the first place? ( I don’t even wonder what KIND of hell he’s going through I’ve SEEN it, I am nauseated from watching it over and over again, over and over again )

    Ought be the OWNER! Who can you trust if not veterans?

    It ain’t fair
    it ain’t constitutional
    it ain’t over

    1. If hes got the same lease the guns he has sould stay with him..To carrie concealed guns which he says hes got lease to do then carrie it not locked in a safe it will not be ready for him for use.So keep it and go on..And N.Y. City is listed one of the top places not to go an visit like Bengizie.So take them to court for this..Time to protect the right and stand an fight for the right..

  2. The HOA cannot get away with this.
    If so, then they can ban your 1st amendment, 4th, etc, as well.
    Totally illegal.
    He should tell them to go f#@k themselves.

  3. DEAR FTTWR

    I’m putting in a request for a PST show time / date.

    You should post it where my non doctor 50 yrs+ prescript-ed straight plain eyes can find it. TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT, TOP CENTER

    your show is the most important.

    Second problem is I keep getting weird glitches where your show want’s to play yet I haven’t clicked it. annoying… yet mitigate-able.

    I’m really trying to say there’s some glitch still. I know ya got your hands full of glitches at the moment.. just sayin.. From a web only perspective the whole thing is improving, yet, I only stumble on when your live.

      1. Yea Millard, I was going to say something too but you all know me and my bad P.O.ed attitude all the time. I have been trying to be nice with people here lately. Yea, it sounds like he is just pissed off so far today. Hell Millard, he is probobly haveing his monthly bloated puffy thing going on. I thought only women had that prob. but perhaps I am wrong lol.

    1. Not sure if it is the meds TPD takes or doesn’t take that changes the posts.
      I have seen some that are coherent and some pretty trippy posting, like when his/her keyboard was melting on the day that TPD did about 20some posts on the same article lol!
      Interesting trying to figure out what was actually behind those posts……..People are people and we all have our own issues/hangups.
      Sounds like TPD might be pretty depressed sometimes (Hope not taking rx’d drugs for it) at least has the ability to stumble on when Henry is live 🙂

  4. hunting, I missed it now since — I dunno — a decade — since this 911 bs
    I went shooting in the boonies in between time (early after 911 when we all still had some balls), but still, it’s not the same, and I ain’t been in a LONG ass time since. My balls are a saggin.. lol..

    1. Homeowners associations will implement it next if they haven’t done so already. You can bet that’s basically how it will go.

  5. Seems to me that if you are renting, you OWN the property, they have no legal basis to make such a command. Same that they cannot enter without your permission they must evict following certain laws, and they cannot tell you what RELIGION you will follow, or what you will read. These people have stuck their heads in a Civil Rights suit/noose.

  6. “Robinson says, in most cases, courts have supported the rights of landlords to impose “reasonable regulations” on tenants.”

    There we go again, the Communist terminology, “REASONABLE REGULATIONS”. Can’t we just talk about this? I’m sorry but 2nd Article to the Bill of Rights says that I don’t have to do shit with my guns. F**K YOU!

    But of course, they are not trying to disarm us. Oh no, not all. Just don’t bring them here, here and here, and oh yea here, but you can keep them for a week over here in this corner, but eventually you will have to get rid of them from that corner. Any questions? Oh yea and just so you know, it’s for yours and everyone else’s own protection. (Communitarianism AKA Communism)

    The Constitution states that the companies cannot make laws or regulations that go against the Constitution or Bill of Rights. So now these bastards have been twisting it to say that they can make laws or regulations that go against the Constitution or Bill of Rights because it is their own property to do with as they wish and you have to respect the company’s right of property before your own rights under the propaganda of “their house and their rules” crap. F**K THEM!

    “When reached by phone, Brooke Young, Ross Management Group regional manager, said “It’s our policy not to comment to the news media,” before hanging up.”

    Yea, basically you don’t have the balls to handle criticism and you call yourselves managers. HA!

    ““The best thing this tenant can do is either move out or get rid of the guns,” 9NEWS legal analyst Scott Robinson said.”

    Oh yea, that’s completely the best thing to do, you motherF**KER!!! Hang the son of a bitch.

    I mean what happened to talking about it? So basically we can’t just talk about it anymore? So when it goes along with your way, you just want everyone to take it and go away without discussion, but if everyone goes against it, you just can’t seem to stop yourselves from harassing people and implementing more unconstitutional acts, restrictions and regulations? What a bunch of two-faced, hypocritical bastards!

  7. I would move out of that place immediately, a gun free zone is a killing zone.
    The ownership is setting themselves up for a mega lawsuit when someone goes on a killing spree there.

    1. Mega-lawsuit? Hell no! The city would support the apartment company and then continue to disarm the rest of the people and blame them for the reason why the incident happened in the first place. You should know that by now. That’s how our government rolls. For the corporations, NOT for the people. Sad, ain’t it?

  8. if they own the property they make the rules they want–check the constitution at the door–the housing market is so good they don’t care-Ross mgt has researched this well in advance i’ll tell you that much. Whats next ?? body cavity searches ?? you betcha, spread’em pardner–
    Now welcome to Nazi america-YOU PAY ,YOU STAY, MY WAY!

  9. It sounds reasonable to me, however, if any of the residents are robbed, or injured in any way because they were made defenseless, the apartment owner is assuming all responsibility for their safety and security, in my opinion. They should check into ensuring this responsibility for personal protection is not given up without ensuring full culpability by the apartment owner for any violation of rights, property, or life. The alternative is, just don’t live there.

    I doubt there is any constitutional violation since the apartments are privately owned.

    1. Apparently you fail to comprehend the meaning of unalienable rights, or SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

      And what restitution could the landlord possibly make if a tenant is killed by a robber, after being disarmed?

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