Yes, people truly are wimps in America. They can somehow tolerate the decapitation and dismemberment and body parts trafficking of Americans in the womb, the outright depravity of the sodomite community, the amazing hypocrisy of political pundits and politicians on both sides of the aisle, but some simply will not tolerate their roommate owning a gun. Such is the case with one Harvard graduate student, whose landlord wanted to kick her out during finals because her roommate’s “feelings are hurt” over her lawfully owned guns.
Leyla Pirnie, 24, claims that her roommates searched her room without permission (sounds like breaking and entering to me) for her guns.
“A few weeks ago, I came back to my apartment from a weekend trip and was confronted by one of my roommates who asked if I had guns in the house,” she told the Free Beacon. “After being told far too many lies to count, my roommates finally admitted that they searched my closet, under my bed, and all of my drawers in pursuit of finding my guns.”
When she asked why they went through her things without permission, she said all she got was a “different lie” each time.
“Every time I want an answer, it’s a different lie,” she said.
Because she is from Alabama and was a supporter of President Donald Trump, Pirnie said that one of the responses was about her hat and the fact that her roommates “didn’t care for it” and the fact that she was “from the South.”
“When I asked them why they were in my room to begin with, they each came up with completely contradicting stories (none of which made any sense), but one comment struck me in particular: ‘We saw that you had a MAGA hat and come on, you’re from Alabama… so we just kind of assumed that you had something,'” she said. “I asked why they didn’t just call me and ask me before intruding. One of the girls responded that fear took over her body and she felt compelled to search my room until she found proof… I cannot make this up.”
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, said in an email to the household obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The request that the student, Leyla Pirnie, move out came after her roommates searched her room while she was not home and found her firearms. That prompted one of the roommates to email Lewis requesting he verify that Pirnie was in compliance with applicable firearms laws.
“We discussed with Leyla that all of us are uncomfortable with having firearms in the house, and that their presence causes anxiety and deprives us of the quiet enjoyment of the premise to which we are entitled,” the roommate wrote to Lewis.
Because of the email, Lewis took it upon himself to contact Captain James Donovan of the Somerville Police Department to inspect Pirnie’s weapons to see if they were in compliance.
On Sunday, she contacted Donovan to see if he would assure her landlord that the guns were safe and legal.
“Despite all that, my landlord still said … ‘it seems that peoples’ feelings are hurt, so you should leave,'” she said.
Landlord Dave Lewis reportedly said in an email that because it was “clear” Pirnie wanted to keep her firearms, “it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live.”
Ms. Pirnie and her father rejected Lewis’ request and Lewis responded by saying that his request “was based strictly on practical and not idealogical (sic) terms.”
He also added that if the other roommates moved out, Pirnie would be responsible for the entire rent.
“If the other roommates were to move out, Leyla would need to find roommates to share the place or foot the entire $6000+ monthly rent herself,” Lewis wrote in an email to Pirnie and her father. “Obviously it would be much easier for the others to stay and just fill one room (and I’m confident—were this to happen—that the remaining housemates will release Leyla from any further responsibility under the lease) and that’s why I proposed what I did.”
Pirnie claims that nothing in her lease prohibits her from keeping her guns in her apartment.
In fact, she claims the real problem is what her roommates did to her and the fact that no one seemed concerned for her safety due to being in a previous physically abusive relationship.
“What I find uncomfortable is coming home to find out that six people I barely know went into my bedroom without permission and went through every single one of my drawers, without any regard to my privacy whatsoever,” Pirnie said. “My landlord’s e-mail, though carefully crafted, showed tremendous prejudice against my right to legally have firearms.”
“Nobody has bothered to question, ‘Well, why do you want to have protection? Could it be because you’ve experienced something where you need to protect yourself as you see fit?'” she said. “I have a real and legitimate reason as to why I want to protect myself.”
“I’m still very much so being threatened out of my apartment,” said Pirnie. “Either I leave and incur moving expenses or my roommates move and I incur their rent expenses… Doesn’t seem right.
“Not only is this a blatant violation of my privacy, but it’s also a violation of my rights,” she added.
Of course. I don’t understand why she is not pressing charges against her roommates for going through her things. Despite sharing an apartment, that room is her dwelling place. As such, it would seem to me that she has grounds for filing a police report regarding breaking and entering.
Furthermore, one could see the landlord being complicit in the crime by not siding with her in the invasion of her privacy by her roommates rather than attacking Pirnie.
Pirnie has been approached by several attorneys who want to look at her case.
“I have had a bunch of attorneys reach out and say they’d like to help out, so we’ll see where it ends up,” she said.
Yeah, I think she should go with a reputable one and sue the pants off Mr. Lewis, the roommates and the property for criminal activity and the threat of violation of her contract and her rights.
Article posted with permission from Guns In The News