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Gun Storage for Apartment Dwellers 
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Owning a gun has become very controversial over the past year and proper secure gun storage has moved to the forefront.  The choice to keep a firearm in your home for sporting purposes, a collection or self-protection is a serious responsibility. Gun owners must be committed to obtaining the appropriate training and having a clear understanding of safe handling and gun storage rules to achieve the intended personal safety benefits. Reducing the risk of accidental shootings and gun safety education are the most important  talking points to the public. While proper gun storage is a controllable variable that should be given more attention it is probably the easiest step a gun owner can accomplish.
An unfortunate reality for most gun owning apartment dwellers is that custom alterations to their rented apartment for gun storage is not allowed. Small safes that are easily moved may not be appropriate or large enough for proper storage; and many times heavy gun vaults are not feasible.
Apartment dwellers must realize that more than just the occupants of the apartment have keys and access to their home. A responsible gun owner should take every precaution to ensure that their firearms do not end up in the wrong person’s hand. Here are three tips for Safe and Secure storage options for rifles, handguns and other firearms.
1. Purchase a lightweight gun cabinet. (not super secure but at least the guns are locked)
2. Hide the guns. (again not secure; plus other people may find them)
3. Offsite storage (although not at home, very secure and private)
Remember above all when you store your guns please use all of the basic storage safety tips:
  • Keep all gun storage units locked
  • Keep all stored guns unloaded
  • Keep ammunition in separate location if possible
  • Use gun locking mechanisms if available
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Private Vaults – Why you need one!

Do you know how many privates vaults are in the United States?

If you guessed over 10 then you were correct. The private vault industry is on the rise in America as well as around the world. In 2010, when Colorado Vault & Safe Deposit Box Co, opened there were only 3 private vaults in the United States; Dallas, Las Vegas, and the San Francisco Bay area. Now, private vaults are all across the U.S. from over 3 in California to the newest facility in the Washington D.C. area. Furthermore, as of June 2015 there were over 130 private vaults worldwide.

Why would one use a private safe deposit box rather than a bank; well there are several reasons:

  1. Not a bank – Since private vaults are in the storage business they specialize in storage, security and privacy. Clients have more options on how they store, what they can store and how they can access their stored items. Banks place restrictions on what can be stored in your safe deposit box, additionally banks have “bankers hours” which inhibits access.
  2. Security – Private vaults concentrate on securing the safe deposit boxes. Banks emphasize securing the cash. Private vaults have increased security measures that focus on keeping the vault and safe deposit box extremely safe. The next time you are in a bank; see how much attention is place on the vault. You will be surprised with the lack of attention on the vault and its contents.
  3. Privacy – Some private vaults offer complete anonymity where a client can have a numbered account. Many private vaults such as Colorado Vault & Safe Deposit Box Co ask for only name, address, phone as well as an email address. Most private vaults do not require date of birth, social security numbers, or passport numbers.

As financial situations continue to occur around the world; individuals need to and continue to find ways to diversify their wealth. Precious metals as well as cash stored in multiple safe and secure places are the only way one can reduce the risk of losing wealth.  Private vaults are a great alternative for offsite storage. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact Frank or Stewart with Colorado Vault & Safe Deposit Box Company.

 

 

 

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Firearm Gun Ownership

Recent events have renewed cries for stricter gun control.  The question that has risen is “How far can the Government go in restricting and individual’s right to keep and bear arms?”  In the Landlord/Tenant arena, the question becomes, “Can a Landlord prohibit Tenants from owning or possessing firearms on the property?”

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as ratified by the States and authenticated by then Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, reads “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shgunall not be infringed.” 1

At first glance, the Landlord seemingly would not have the right to limit another person’s Constitutional right to possess a firearm. There are many instances where a property owner’s right to determine what can or cannot be on his property is not absolute.

A Landlord can prohibit pets, but not assistive animals.  A Landlord can prohibit excessive traffic, but cannot prevent a Bible Study. The Federal and State Fair Housing laws limit what a private property owner can or cannot do.  If there is a “protected class” involved, namely, race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or country of origin, a Landlord faces restrictions on what he can do on his property. So back to the question can a landlord prohibit a tenant from firearm gun storage?

Gun owners are not a “protected class” and therefore, not subject to Fair Housing laws.  Only governments, Federal, State or Local, cannot infringe on an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.

The matter then reverts to the property owner’s rights and the law of contract.  If a Landlord does not want firearms on his property, and the lease provides that the tenant agrees not to have firearms on the premises, it is a negotiated term and can be upheld.  However, it stands to reason that the converse would also apply.  If a Landlord wants to require that all tenants must have a firearm in the unit if they are going to rent from this Landlord, it would also be a negotiated term and would be upheld. Now that would be a twist…”To live in this apartment you must have firearm or gun owner.”

 

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Frank Robinson graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Human Resources. He also has a Master of Arts in Organization Management from the University of Phoenix. Frank played professional football for the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars for 3 years. Learn More...

Co-Founder Stewart Gallagher

Stewart Gallagher graduated from Colorado State University with a Major in Political Science and minors in both Economics and Philosophy.  Over the past 12 years Stewart has worked for 3 major financial intuitions holding various positions from teller to Assistant Vice President-Branch Manager. Learn More...