A Virginia social worker spent her weekend searching for answers after she was fired last week. According to the worker, Storm Durham, the sin she committed had nothing to do with her work, her attitude, or her interactions with others. No, she claims the problem was simply that she has a concealed carry permit.
I was fired today. I was fired by a Department of Virginia… Social Services the people who are supposed to be there to…
As a result, Storm Durham became an overnight icon of the gun rights movement.
A Facebook post is causing a stir, where a Virginia social worker was apparently fired for having a concealed carry permit. Storm Durham posted on Facebook yesterday describing how three Roanoke police officers escorted her out of the office upon termination. She said some of the officers had accompanied her on child services visits. Durham was also not allowed to use the bathroom on her way out due to safety concerns. On Twitter, Durham said that she’s seeking lawyers to fight this.
“I have a concealed carry permit. I own guns. I hunt. I target shoot. I represent Women hunters and outdoorswomen. Does that make me a criminal? Does that make me a safety risk to others? A big enough safety risk to be escorted by three Roanoke City Police officers?” asked Durham of what appears to be a humiliating ordeal. “So scary and threatening that I need to be treated like a criminal?” she added.
Durham said that she never brought her firearm to the office, and that she bought one for self-protection being a survivor of sexual assault.
“I am an American, a gun owner, and a proud sponsor of hunting across America, and I, nor my lawyers, judges, or support systems will rest until something is done until someone answers for punishing me and taking away my constitutional right,” she declared.
Now, Durham did a Facebook Live followup where she admits they gave her more reasons than just her concealed carry permit.
She also detailed more about why she was fired. Besides the “safety risk” regarding her concealed carry permit, she was cited for wearing loafers at training and not closing a predetermined amount of cases in her employee evaluation. She had to close three cases a day, which she did, but was out due to a concussion and broke her leg soon afterwards. She added that she addressed and corrected the citations listed against her, which Durham said were bogus to begin with.