A Harvard student is being forced to move out of her Somerville apartment after her roommates complained they felt uncomfortable with her legally owning two guns that she kept in her bedroom.
Leyla Pirnie, 24, Alabama native, told the Washington Free Beacon that she felt roommates violated her privacy after searching her room without her consent.
Pirnie says she owns guns because she was in a physically abusive relationship when she was an undergraduate student.
“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.
Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, asked Pirnie to leave the premises, despite the authorities’ assurances that she complied with all gun-ownership laws.
“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,” Lewis wrote in an email.
“Not only is this a blatant violation of my privacy, but it's also a violation of my rights,” Pirnie said.