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Tampa bank manager sues after being fired for carrying a gun to work

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Ivette Ros wants to walk into a bank with a gun.

The former bank manager lost her job at Wells Fargo in Tampa last year after the bank’s executives learned she was packing a legal pistol with a concealed carry permit. The bank’s policies prohibit any bank employee from carrying firearms in a bank.

Now, she’s suing for monetary damages and attorney’s fees, claiming that the bank violated her constitutional right to bear arms.

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The 37-year-old Tampa resident told the Tampa Tribune that she’s a single mother of three who carries the gun for safety. “It’s just something about having it versus not having it,” she said. “I feel naked when I don’t have my gun.”

Wells Fargo spokeswoman Kathy Harrison told the Tribune and other outlets that she wouldn’t talk about the court case, but noted that the bank has clear rules prohibiting employees from bringing weapons onto its premises. Exceptions are made when a state allows individuals to keep permitted weapons in their locked vehicles in a company parking lot.

Ros said sometimes she left the weapon in her locked car in the parking lot, but she also brought it inside. Ros said she never openly displayed it, but someone reported her to the bank.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

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While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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