Can Your Condo Prohibit Firearms on Common Property? (ON)

I recently stumbled upon an interesting blog out of Florida, where the author discussed whether a Community Association can prohibit firearms on common areas. The author discussed the required trade off between individual rights and the greater common good of

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Part II of Guns in Community Associations Can your Board of Directors Restrict or Prohibit Firearms In and On the Common Areas?

In Part I of my blog post on guns in community associations, we discussed the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) categorized gun ownership inside a

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Can your Board of Directors Ban Guns in Your Community? (FL)

PART I: Florida lawmakers are considering several gun proposals in the 2016 Session. One bill would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on college and university campuses while another would allow individuals with those concealed-weapons licenses to openly

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Q: Can firearms be prohibited on properties in an HOA?

A:  HOA Board members may be asking, ‘can we prohibit firearms on properties within the HOA.’ Meanwhile, individual gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates may well be asking themselves, ‘Is it legal for my HOA to prohibit guns?’  Let’s shed

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Association can prohibit guns in common element amenities

Q:  I live in a high-rise condominium building, and recently, a no-gun sign was posted in the entry lobby window of the building.   Read more……..

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Guns at HOA Meetings- Arizona

Gun violence at HOA meetings is rare, but receives much media attention. No one will forget the tragic murders of two women and the wounding of three others in Arizona when a man opened fire during an HOA meeting in

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Guns at HOA Meetings- Utah

Gun violence at HOA meetings is rare, but receives much media attention. No one will forget the tragic murders of two women and the wounding of three others in Arizona when a man opened fire during an HOA meeting in

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Gun Laws Uncertain for Wisconsin Condominiums

Associations wishing to consider Wisconsin’s New Concealed Carry law must deal with unclear legislation and the not unusual situation that lawmakers did not consider unique aspects of condominium ownership. This is a review of how the new law applies to

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Lauderhill (FL) condo residents voice concerns about armed security guards

Some residents of the Castle Gardens condominium complex feel they’re being held hostage by a group of badge-wearing, gun-toting, wannabe police officers. They’re actually security guards for a company called Elite Tactical Services, which was hired by the condo board

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Gun Control (CA)

QUESTION: Does the board have the right to ask residents to declare if they own a gun and what kind? Don’t we have 2nd Amendment rights?     Read more………

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Debate grows in community associations over concealed weapons

Concealed carry of loaded firearms is now a reality in Illinois, and condominium and town house associations are jittery. More than a few board members and property managers have experienced the wrath of owners disgruntled with policies, assessments and other

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Real estate agents grapple with Illinois’ new gun law

At homes listed for sale this spring, a prospective buyer may notice the manicured lawn, the pot of flowers by the walkway, and possibly the state’s official “no guns” sign posted by the front door.    Read more………

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Community (TN) Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For Residents

Some people in a Nashville neighborhood are furious over a new rule that makes it illegal to own a gun. Residents in Nashboro Village said it’s unconstitutional and leaves them defenseless. Two weeks ago, residents received a letter from their

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Sanford bans guns from neighborhood watch patrol after Zimmerman case

The new police chief of Sanford is shaking things up nearly 2 years after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin put the Florida community in the national spotlight.  Read more…….

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Firearms And Common Areas: Your Property, Your Decision

Recent high-profile mass shootings have ignited a national debate about gun control and the limits of an individual’s right to possess firearms. While much of the debate centers on appropriate rules and restrictions for schools and other publicly owned property,

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Should Co-op Boards Prohibit Shareholders Having Guns? The Issues

After the recent mass-murder shootings at Sandy Hook and elsewhere, co-op boards have begun in earnest to consider gun control. Part 1 of this story established that boards may ask about gun ownership during an admissions interview and may prohibit

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Do You Know What Your Community Association Volunteers Are Doing? Do They Carry Guns? Maybe You Need To Better Supervise

After the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida last year, I posted a blog article highlighting the need for community associations to supervise their volunteers. Follow this link for that March 2012 blog article. If you have been following the George

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Guns: Anyone who claims 2nd Amendment rights will allow them to store guns/ammo in their co-op or condo has got it all wrong

Further, a co-op could turn down a potential buyer because he or she owns a gun. On this episode of Legal Talk, attorneys Peter Zlotnick , partner at Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold, and Stuart Saft, partner at Holland

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