My attitude is generally, if you stupid enough to live in a liberal shithole E.g: either coast, then you deserve what you get. Just to prove that I’m not entirely jingoistic about Texas, I’ll offer this exercise. This isn’t needed in Texas.
People outside of Texas have to rely on the Fair Housing Act. Historically, the Feds that enforce the act were quick to accept a complaint from a perceived protected class. In other words, the perfect complainant for what I’m about to propose would be a gay, black, wheelchair bound, gun owner partnered with a transsexual devil worshiper. But that is changing under President Trump. Here is what the Fair Housing Act covers:
THE FAIR HOUSING ACT
The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq., prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities, such as municipalities, banks or other lending institutions and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons because of:
In cases involving discrimination in mortgage loans or home improvement loans, the Department may file suit under both the Fair Housing Act and the pattern or practice of discrimination or where a denial of rights to a group of persons raises an issue of general public importance. Where force or threat of force is used to deny or interfere with fair housing rights, the Department of Justice may institute criminal proceedings. The Fair Housing Act also provides procedures for handling individual complaints of discrimination. Individuals who believe that they have been victims of an illegal housing practice, may file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] or file their own lawsuit in federal or state court. The Department of Justice brings suits on behalf of individuals based on referrals from HUD.
I maintain that banning firearms from an individual apartment within a complex is a violation of the Fair Housing Act. I don’t have a problem with the landlord exerting control over the common area, but that control stops at the threshold of an individual’s apartment.
A man’s house is his castle.James Otis
James Otis was an attorney active prior to the American Revolution. He argued against British, “Writs of Assistance” and asserted man’s “natural rights.”
Here is the way that this plays out. A potential renter objects to the clause in the lease banning firearms. It helps to create a record, cross out the offending clause and sign the lease. In all likelihood the property manager will refuse to lease the apartment. Done. The property manager has just violated the fair housing act.
How? The property manager is discriminating against the potential renter based on their national origin. American Nationals have as a “birthright” under the Second Amendment, the ability to possess firearms. No other nationality that I am aware of has that ability.
There is a Texas case, on employment discrimination, that is on point. The case was brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division. A bus company based in Houston, advertised for bus drivers. Americans who met the qualifications were passed over in favor of foreign workers with the appropriate visa.
a DOJ investigation showed that, although El Expresso advertised for American workers, it had no interest in hiring them. The advertisement was a sham.Power Line Blog
El Expresso denied that it discriminated against Americans. However, following the DOJ’s investigation, it agreed to cash awards for eight Americans who applied for jobs.
The El Expreso settlement marked the seventh time the Justice Department’s Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative has won a settlement from an employer. These settlements have collected more than $1.1 million in fines and payments for wronged workers. Dozens of investigations have been opened.
Liberals love to go on about the “gun culture.” If they said it,it must be real. Here is an opportunity to make them eat their words. A gun ban, in the confines of a home, is a violation based on national status.