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Old 10-16-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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So I was thinking about this the other day. My HOA does not allow storage of any type of flammable liquid/explosives on the property as a part of the declaration.

Wouldn't storing ammo for a gun be considered an explosive? Wouldn't that violate some constitutional rights?

Lets say I purchase a gun with ammo, and the HOA fines me (lets assume they actually found out)... I'd have an argument right?

Not that I own a gun (yet)... so I don't have a dog in the race, just wanted your thoughts, wisdom, opinions on the matter.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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So does that mean you can't have a propane tank for your grill?
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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No, can't have any open flame grills.

But my outdoor george foreman works just fine. (for what it is)

I guess I should mention that this is a condo complex in uptown.... for what its worth, not a sub development.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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The wording you mention is pretty standard and included in most homeowner insurance fine-print.
Small arms ammunition is not technically 'explosives'.

FWIW I have multiple friends in downtown condos who are armed.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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I'd ask the HOA directly and get their answer in writing to protect yourself.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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No, ammo should not fall into that category. My judgment would be based upon the fact that ammo is called out independently in any other instance where it needs to be banned (airports, parcel services, etc.). It has it's own material category is I'm not mistaken...like flammable gas, radiative material, etc. It's different than an explosive since it fires a projectile.

In any case, I do believe that an HOA is WAY outside of it's rights to try to ban firearms on the property...especially if you own the place (like a town home or something). Maybe they have a leg to stand on if it's an apartment complex, but then it wouldn't be an HOA would it?
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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I'd ask the HOA directly and get their answer in writing to protect yourself.
...or to use as evidence in your lawsuit against them.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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I'm on the HOA board... I can write it myself and put it up for vote.

And our complex has specific rules around fire and explosives. There are plenty of complexes that allow open flame grills and storage of propane, etc... Just not ours.

This is meant to be hypothetical at this point. And I appreciate your views! keep em' coming!
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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No, ammo should not fall into that category. My judgment would be based upon the fact that ammo is called out independently in any other instance where it needs to be banned (airports, parcel services, etc.). It has it's own material category is I'm not mistaken...like flammable gas, radiative material, etc. It's different than an explosive since it fires a projectile.

In any case, I do believe that an HOA is WAY outside of it's rights to try to ban firearms on the property...especially if you own the place (like a town home or something). Maybe they have a leg to stand on if it's an apartment complex, but then it wouldn't be an HOA would it?
This is exactly my thinking. The way I see it that it is a violation of my right to bear arms. If they wanted to ban explosives, then I can build a potato gun that uses hair spray that fires a potato over 200 yards. I bet they'd like that.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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Maybe you can amend the HOA rules to allow for storage of said items, if the items are stored properly.
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