Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Community Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For Residents - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Community Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For Residents - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports


Two weeks ago, residents received a letter from their homeowners' association indicating that guns are not allowed on the property. "I thought it was ironic that they say you can't have something when the United States government says you can," said resident Cristina Salajanu. Salajanu would like to give her neighborhood management company a history lesson."I think it's unconstitutional," Salajanu said. "They can't tell you what to own or not to own in your own house."


1 comment:

rto said...

This story is from 2007. A few weeks later, the Nashboro Village H.O.A. reversed the gun-ban policy due to bad publicity.

But it does bring up an interesting question: can H.O.A. corporations ban private firearms ownership by their members? My belief is that, barring any specific legislation or court ruling, yes they can.


The resident quoted in the excerpt says that "I think it's unconstitutional. They can't tell you what to own or not to own in your own house." But regular readers of this blog know that constitutional protections are not applicable in this situation, and H.O.A. corporation's can and do dictate what home owners can do in the privacy of their own homes.

As an activist in the gun-rights movement, I have been trying to warn gun-owners of the dangers to their rights from H.O.A. corporations. But most of them, being of a conservative/libertarian bent, will happily accept any form of oppression and tyranny as long as the oppression and tyranny are privatized.