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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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Spring Time is Here!!!

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With spring finally here, there is no time than now to do the official spring cleaning. So throw open the windows and tackle those projects that are usually put off all winter. Spring cleaning your house is a fantastic start for an organized, decluttered, and healthy remainder of 2015!

Organizing Tips (Majormom.com)

  1. Start small—one drawer, one closet, one room.
  2. Designate a place for everything and put everything in its place.
  3. Store like things together.
  4. Place frequently used items in easily accessible locations.
  5. Design age appropriate spaces and systems for children.
  6. Label, label, label!
  7. In with the new…out with the old! Visit your safe deposit box to organize important documents
  8. Establish a family communication center in a central location of your home.
  9. Have an inbox for each family member for items such as mail and schoolwork.
  10. Involve all family members throughout the organizing process.

Cleaning and Repairing

  1. Power wash exterior walls, porch, deck, driveways, outdoor furniture.
  2. Clean gutters, exterior windows, BBQ grill and outdoor furniture
  3. Clean out refrigerator and freezer
  4. Clean out garage and/or storage shed
  5. Reseal grout, countertops, sidewalks, driveways
  6. Steam clean carpets
  7. Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  8. Repair holes, patch, clean and paint walls
  9. Vacuum baseboards and ceiling fans
  10. Start this Weekend!!!

This list is not all inclusive just a list of ideas to get you started. Colorado Vault & Safe Deposit Box Co. is a private vault that allows individuals to store valuable items and important documents offsite. Colorado Vault is safe, secure and private.

 

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Daylight Savings Time – Change Your Clocks & Change Your Batteries

The dark days of winter are almost over. So Spring Forward, Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries (smoke detectors)

Daylight-saving time begins on March 8, 2015. That’s next Sunday. That means at 2 a.m. on March 8 you will move your clocks forward one hour.  You may lose an hour of sleep, but you’ll gain a hour of daylight in the evening.

The twice-yearly routine of changing the clocks was mandated by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the times have been altered through the years, but as of 2007 daylight time begins in most of the U.S. on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

 

Some history:

*Benjamin Franklin first suggested the idea of daylight-saving time in 1784, according to the Farmer’s almanac.

*Germany was the first country to use daylight-saving time in 1916.

*DST was called “fast time” when first introduced in the U.S.

*The “father of Daylight Saving” was Robert Garland, a businessman from Pittsburgh who first came upon the idea in the U.K.

* Daylight and standard time were made the law of the land through the Act of March 19, 1918, also called the Standard Time Act.

*Daylight-saving time was repealed in 1919, but standard time stayed intact.

*Daylight time — also called “War Time” — was reinstated early in World War II, and was used year-round from 1942 until 1945. After the war ended so did its standard use, and it varied among states and cities, leading to confusion.

*In 1966, the Uniform Time Act standardized the beginnings and end of daylight time. Daylight time began on the last Sunday in April and ended on the last Sunday in October, with the changeover at 2 a.m. local time.

*In 1974, during the “energy crisis years,” Congress created earlier starting dates for daylight time. In 1974 daylight time began on Jan. 6 and in 1975 it began on Feb. 23. After that the starting time went back tot he last Sunday in April.

*The 2005 Energy Policy Act again changed both the starting and ending dates.

*DST is used by over 70 countries.

*In the Northern Hemisphere, our days will get progressively longer until the summer solstice, which falls on June 21 at 11:38 a.m. CDT.

* Standard time begins again on Nov. 1, 2015.

Colorado Vault Safe Deposit Box Company is a private vault that allows you to store valuable items and important documents. CVsafebox has privacy, discretion and security for all clients. Visit us at www.cvsafebox.com or call 720.879.7134,

Reposted from ai.com By Leigh Morgan

 

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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...

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