Florida woman fired for carrying her permitted concealed handgun to work

My advice is that this woman should get a new lawyer.  I may think that gun-free zones are dangerous, but the bank is correct that only the government can be sued over constitutional violations.  From Marketwatch:
Ivette Ros carries her 9-millimeter handgun almost everywhere, saying it makes her feel safe. Then she brought it to her job at Wells Fargo, where she worked as a branch manager, and it got her fired. 
So Ros is suing the bank, saying it violated her constitutional rights and other protections afforded under Florida law. The bank, which bans employees from carrying guns on company premises, replied in a court filing that only the government, not a private employer, can be sued over alleged constitutional violations. The case in Florida is unfolding as part of a bigger debate on how far the rights of gun owners extend into the workplace. 
Wells Fargo & Co. bans employees from bringing guns into work except in very limited cases, such as when employees are granted permission by a chief security officer at the bank. Says the bank: “Possessing firearms and weapons on company premises or at company-sponsored events is dangerous to team members and is strictly prohibited.” . . .



Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

Well, I would love to see her win the case. I'm not sure at all that she will but why not? One is supposed to be able to defend oneself where ever they are. "Bank robbery" is a pretty common term for a reason. Remember the young lady who witnessed her parents death because she had to leave her gun in the car due to the "gun free zone" restaurant? Doesn't personal safety (life and death) trump most everything else?
If it doesn't - it should.

3/27/2014 11:42 AM  

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