A branch manager for Wells Fargo Bank in Oldsmar, Florida is out of a job after being fired for bringing her gun to work. Ivette Ros, pictured above with her attorney Noel Flasterstein, said she doesn’t know who found out she had it or how they learned of it, but bank security questioned her about it and she was fired three days later. Now she’s filed a wrongful termination suit. Wells Fargo released a statement saying that employees are strictly prohibited from bringing firearms onto company premises, except within the bounds of the law regarding vehicle storage in company parking lots. Her attorney says that part of that statute applies to her case . . .
specifically 790.251(4)(e), which specifies that employees cannot be terminated or discriminated against “for exercising his or her constitutional right to keep and bear arms or for exercising the right of self-defense as long as a firearm is never exhibited on company property for any reason other than lawful defensive purposes.” I’ll be watching this one, though I expect it will not go far.
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I apologize in advance for this. On a recent episode (maybe the most recent one, I don’t know) of The <hurp> Bachelor, it was Hometown Week or something, and so the dude visited the hometowns of some of the girls he’s totally not banging in the hot tub. One of the girls, prior to taking him home to meet mom & dad, took him to a <gasp> gun range. She shot a bullseye, naturally, and he apparently threw lead all over the range without effect. It’s possible he managed to get a bullseye at the end, though one story I read said the producers reused the shot of the girl hitting it. Reality TV, indeed. Anyway, treacly housewife trash TV combined with fun at the gun range caused some severe cognitive dissonance around this great country, I’m sure.
Police in Alberta, Canada executed multiple search warrants across southwest Edmonton on Feburary 19th, seizing 289 grams of heroin (worth $100,000), cocaine worth $12,000, Canadian and U.S. currency totaling $40,000, and three firearms: a loaded sawed-off shotgun, a Ruger with the serial number filed off, and a previously-reported-stolen Glok handgun [sic]. No word if it was a .9 mm version.
A Laredo, Texas man will spend 41 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle more than 9600 rounds of ammunition across the border into Mexico. Working a tip, police and federal agents pulled him over after he left a Walmart parking lot where he’d purchased ammo. (The story is unclear if he purchased it from the store or from another individual.) A search of his car revealed 1500 rounds in the front, and another 8160 rounds in the trunk. The 38-year-old man admitted to buying the 7.62 and .223 ammunition so that he could give it to Mexican truck drivers for transport back into Mexico.
West Virginia lawmakers are attempting to nix municipal gun control laws in Charleston and elsewhere with a pair of bills that would force municipalities to abandon any ordinances concerning the carrying or sale of guns. Cities could still prohibit the carry of concealed firearms in “municipal buildings dedicated to government operations” but nowhere else. Senate Bill 317 is in the hands of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and House Bill 4288 has not yet been heard by a committee.
Richard Ryan filmed a bunch of stuff at the SHOT Show media day, and he’s now trickling it out to his new YouTube channel, titled simply “Guns”. They’re cool, but short, so here’s three of them. It’s a slow-motion orgasm! …Wait. That didn’t come out right. First, the $2000 Benelli Ethos. Note the wadding flipping inside out.
Next, the Daniel Defense ISR (Integrally Suppressed Rifle) in 300 BLK. Do all bullets wobble like that coming out of the muzzle?
And finally, the Barrett .50 caliber QDL Suppressor. When having a $12,000 rifle isn’t bragging rights enough, stick a $3,000 piece of sewer pipe on the end of it.
That flame though, right?