Elder Patriot – Durham describes herself as a “22 year old blonde who is 5’2 and about 140 pounds who loves everything Disney, pink, and basic,” and “a survivor of a sexual assault.”
She was fired yesterday from her job as a social worker for the Virginia state government or having a concealed carry permit.
Durham made the following post to her Facebook page:
“I was fired today. I was fired by a Department of Virginia… Social Services the people who are supposed to be there to keep kids safe and develop families into better people for each other. I was fired today due to having a concealed carry permit. Was my gun on me? No. Has it ever been on me during my job, or visits, or anything related to work? No.
I was escorted by not one, not two, but three Roanoke City Police Officers to my office where I packed up months of thank you cards, and pictures of kids I’ve helped. I was escorted by officers who have been with me on visits where I placed a child with a relative due to risks, or when I was hugged by a child because they finally felt safe again. I was told to pack immediately and that I could not even use the bathroom to take a minute for myself because of my “serious safety concerns to the building.”
For legally having a gun, registering that gun, and having the appropriate documentation for that gun?
Calls to the Virginia Department of Social Services requesting their comments were not returned.
I was fired today. From Roanoke City Social Services, serving as a damn good social worker. I was fired for having a concealed carry permit. Not the gun, the permit. I was escorted by 3 city police officers bc I am a "safety risk to the building"
— Storm Durham (@chelstorrm) March 10, 2018
Can you imagine the impact on your right to bear arms if, as Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has warned us, the pending “fix-NICS” legislation is passed this week?
The pending legislation would “require each federal agency and department, including a federal court, to certify whether it has provided to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm.”