I’ve long argued that signing HOA documents for all intents and purposes, trashes any rights a homeowner thinks he has under the U.S. Constitution. The Second Amendment says the government may not interfere with the right to keep and bear arms.
But the Pleasant Hill Condominium in the Bay Area thinks it has a better idea than the U.S. Constitution. Guns aren’t politically correct, so anyone with an interest in guns deserves to be tossed into the street.
By way of background, Rico Tedjakusuma requested a home occupation permit for LNC Arms, an online firearms business. He doesn’t sell guns from his apartment. He’ll be federally licensed. His gun purchases will never go through his apartment building, he’ll just serve as a broker between customer and buyer, all on the web. No buyers will ever visit his apartment, he will literally use his apartment for record keeping. But Pleasant Hill Condominiums, which as an HOA has more powers than state government, has decided that it doesn’t like the concept of a gun broker living an apartment in their complex. They want him gone.
In a state that’s on the verge of financial collapse because of Governor Brown’s sudden “discovery” that California is 16 billion dollars in the red, you’d think that California would be begging for entrepreneurs to help turn the state around. But the PC movement is so much larger than common sense.
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