This story is just infuriating. It also should remind all conservative that it’s best to stick with your tribe. Leyla Pirnie is a graduate student at Harvard, where her terrible roommates searched her room while she was away because they felt she might have firearms. What gave her away? Well, she wore a Make America Great Again hat, and she’s from Alabama. It may surprise some liberals, but Democrats do livein Alabama. Also, they searched her room, invaded her privacy, and then ratted her out to their landlord over he legally owned firearms, which she obtained after surviving an abusive relationship. How dare she take steps to ensure her safety?
Via Free Beacon [emphasis mine]:
This girl's roommates searched through all her belongings just because they saw she owned a #MAGA hat, went to landlord with complaints after finding out she was a LEGAL gun owner. From @StephenGutowski https://t.co/CPL1oc5Vqy pic.twitter.com/d3tpICcIHq— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) November 30, 2018
"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.
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."
While she was given several different explanations for why the roommates entered and searched her room, the 24-year-old said she felt her political beliefs and where she is from played a significant role in the roommates' actions.
"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."
Pirnie said her motivations for owning firearms have been ignored even though she shared them with her roommates. While an undergrad, she said she was in a physically abusive relationship. She said the experience is part of what drives her to be armed.
When Pirnie and her father rejected Lewis's request that she move out in the middle of studying for finals, Lewis responded by saying his request "was based strictly on practical and not idealogical (sic) terms." He then warned that if the other roommates moved out Pirnie would have to pay their 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."
Well, let me be the first to say that Leyla’s roommates are straight trash. They’re probably liberal Democrats, which makes them terrible from the get-go. Second, let this be a lesson that the Left is unhinged. They don’t care about anyone else who isn’t in their tribe. Not only that, but they probably hate you. Stick with you own people, folks. Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives are different. We have different cultural attitudes. We share nothing in common. The problem for Leyla is that she was trying to get better educated and so happen to pick an elite institution in the middle of a progressive cesspool. And from that cesspool, you’ll find some of the most insufferable cancers on the planet. These roommates couldn’t call her because they were paralyzed with fear…over firearms. They do know that this country has enough firearms to arm every citizen, right? That it’s a constitutional right. That gun ownership isn’t alien; it’s as American as apple pie. I hope Leyla finds a new apartment and continues her studies, despite her piece of trash roommates being total nutjobs over her having firearms.
Also, as you could imagine, some reaction from the Left have been...predictable:
Here are screenshots of the tweets I'm talking about. pic.twitter.com/4XiwAnsFbb— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) November 30, 2018
It's really interesting to watch how Media Matters treats domestic violence survivors when they don't like their politics. Thanks for the insight on that, Bobby.— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) November 30, 2018
Domestic violence survivor should not only be kicked out of her apartment for legally owning guns but should drop out of her master's program and move to another state? That's really reasonable. https://t.co/rHOFJRE28v— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) November 30, 2018