The Washington Free Beacon had a remarkable story last week about a Harvard graduate student whose roommates got her kicked out of their apartment after finding out that she kept guns in her private quarters.
The roommates, who had no reason to go snooping around in Leyla Pirnie’s belongings in the first place, told her that she should either give up her firearms or find another place to live. Ultimately, the apartment’s manager agreed with them and asked Pirnie – whose guns were completely legal – to vacate the premises.
Pirnie, 24, told the Washington Free Beacon that she confronted her roommates over what she viewed as a stunning violation of her privacy.
“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.”
So, reading between the lines, the story begins to come together. The roommates – good Northeast Harvard liberals – found out that Pirnie was a southern Trump supporter. They then went on a scavenger hunt in her room to find some pretense they could use to kick her out. After all, what could be more terrible than being forced to share a residence with an evil, awful, racist Republican! If they hadn’t been able to find any guns, we’re quite sure they would have come up with some other excuse to send Pirnie packing.
One of her roommates explained to the landlord that Pirnie failed to accommodate their anti-gun hysteria by throwing out her legal possessions.
“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,” one roommate said.
It definitely does not do that, but what can you say these days in the face of millennial feewings? These grown children must be protected from their own fantasies of oppression at all times.