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Colorado apartment complex reverses ban on guns
An apartment community just south of Denver has thrown out a controversial gun policy after renters complained it violated their Second Amendment rights.
The manager at Oakwood Apartments in Castle Rock sent a notice to renters last week advising them of the new rule banning all "firearms and weapons" from the premises, an NBC affiliate reported.
Residents initially had until Oct. 1 to comply, that is, until the story made national news.
The Douglas County Housing Partnership, a multi-jurisdictional housing authority, held an emergency board of directors meeting late Wednesday afternoon to discuss the policy, the station reported. They decided that it will not go into effect.
"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 mission of the Douglas County Housing partnership is to preserve and develop safe, secure, quality housing while providing housing choices for those who have few."
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