|Re: Firearms Policy||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Robert Heinich (robertenocommons.org)|
|Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 06:13:53 -0700 (PDT)|
Per, This can be a contentious issue. Eno Commons has a policy (actually it is in the covenants/bylaws) which bans operative firearms. Nine years ago, the process of re-examining the policy was started by some prospective members who owned guns and wanted to see whether we would change our policy to allow them to join. The issue was dropped because the prospective members who raised itdecided not to participate (they didn't feel welcomed) and a member had expressed her intent to block consensus.
It was brought up again last year as we have new neighbors who do revolutionary war reenactments and have weapons from that period. As they had a musket but did not have the have powder for it, the musket is not operable and cannot be fired, it was in compliance with our policy. Quoting Rob Sandelin, if you make a "house rule that says all cats must wear pink booties, this house rule has the same legal standing as any law passed by a government." So your community could create a policy regarding firearms the Supreme Court recent ruling notwithstanding. However, issues like this are what one member coined 'community crack'. There is no right answer, bridging differences is next to impossible and has the community focusing on what separates us rather than what can bring us together. Avoid the issue if you can. -Robert Heinich Eno Commons Cohousing Neighborhood http://www.enocommons.org Durham, NC where this Saturday we are celebrating 10 years of living together. Quoting Per Eisenman <per [at] arteverywhere.org>:
What have different communities done about a firearms policy? Can anyone offer any advice or examples. Thanks. -Per Eisenman Champlain Valley Cohousing
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- Re: Firearms Policy, (continued)
- Re: Firearms Policy Ann Zabaldo, July 7 2008
- Re: Firearms Policy Elizabeth Magill, July 7 2008
- Re: Firearms Policy Robert Heinich, July 8 2008
- Cats wearing pink booties: the rule of law Rob Sandelin, July 8 2008
- Re: Firearms Policy Diana Kardia, July 8 2008
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