taylormade wrote:I dont mean to clog up the thread- I can make a new one if need be.
Can anyone make any recommendations on how to talk to your HOA? I have some pretty iron clad verbiage in mine that makes me reluctant to ask for a letter of approval.
Mine states- No trade or business may be conducted in or from any dwelling, lots or homesite except; (a) business activity does not involve visitation to the Dwelling by clients, customers, and suppliers or other business invitees. (b) business activity must be consistent with the residential character of the property and does not constitute a nuisance, a hazard or offensive use.
Generally speaking, that's what my HOA's rules said too.
Here's the thing: If you want to get an FFL to sell a boatload of guns, your HOA isn't going to approve. They'd likely do the same if you were selling a boatload of Yeti coolers out of your garage. My FFL is focused on gunsmithing and special services. Low traffic, specialty work. If that's your plan (scope mounting for select customers, etc.), then you can probably get approval. Otherwise, you're likely to be turned down. I got permission from my HOA, but I am strictly forbidden from selling firearms and ammo. That's fine, because I explicitly stated I won't be selling firearms and ammo. I don't run a gun store.
Bottom line: You won't know until you ask :)
I don't fear guns; I fear voters and politicians that fear guns.