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The residents of a Castle Rock, Colo. apartment complex catering to seniors were sent a notice by its management company that a condition of living there would be to dispose of any firearms in their possession.

Though managed by a private firm, Ross Management Group, the complex is public housing supported by state, federal and local taxes, and the notices were sent without the knowledge or approval of the local housing authority, according to The Daily Caller.

The Aug. 1 notice gave residents an ultimatum: Remove all weapons within two months or find somewhere else to live.

The housing authority’s board of directors called an emergency meeting after they got wind of the notice, and immediately put the kibosh on the management company’s plans.

“These community policy changes were distributed without the knowledge or authorization of the Board of Directors of the Douglas County Housing Partnership or its staff,” it said in a press release.

“This board does not support any action that infringes on an individual’s rights and will not allow Ross Management to implement these changes,” the statement continued. “The mission of the Douglas County Housing partnership is to preserve and develop safe, secure, quality housing while providing housing choices for those who have few.”

Denver NBC affiliate Channel 9 News reported that the management company’s owner, Debi Ross, and her husband had made $9,000 in political contributions since 2006 — all to Democrats. The Democratic-controlled Colorado legislature enacted highly restrictive gun laws earlier this year.

Watch the TV news report, courtesy of NBC 9 News.

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