I am a college student living in an off campus apartment building owned by a large real estate company. In my lease it states that I am not permitted to have a firearm or ammunition inside my apartment unit. Recently due to break-ins and fights in my building I have begun to feel unsafe without my pistol or any other method of self defense. I bought a small safe and now keep my handgun locked in the safe under my bed in the unit.
My question is, if there is an unfortunate event where I need to use my firearm in legal self defense will the apartment complex be able to go after me for anything more than breaking the lease?
Any advice would be appreciated!
All your landlord could do is evict you for breaching your lease. The landlord has no authority to pursue criminal charges.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
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