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Virginia social worker quickly became a right-wing gun martyr – but her story is falling apart

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After claiming she was fired for having a permit to carry a concealed weapon, a former Virginia social worker’s story has fallen apart.

Charlottesville’s Daily Progress newspaper reported Wednesday that the claims behind the firing of Chelsea “Storm” Durham, a 22-year-old gun rights advocate who was employed by the city of Roanoke’s social services department, were debunked by a memo she provided to a local news station.

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In the memo, which Durham provided to local Roanoke station WSLS, the city’s department said she was fired for “failing to perform tasks required by the job” after a series of correctional meetings with her superiors that began the month she was hired.

On March 9, Durham posted on Twitter that she’d been fired due to her possession of a concealed carry permit.

Her story went viral among right-wing blogs shortly thereafter, and as Heavy reported, launched a fundraising page and a YouTube channel named “The Conservative Storm.”

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In the memo she brought to the TV station, the Daily Progress noted, the city said Durham was brought in for six meetings about her performance and workplace behavior. The issues discussed ranged from the way she dressed in the office to attendance and professionalism concerns.

The city of Roanoke released a statement the day after Durham’s post went viral that addressed and denied her claims. The city also defended their commitment to Second Amendment protections.

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‘Bulletproof from a pardon’: Fox News analyst says judge in Stone case just made things tough for Trump

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In the wake of Roger Stone's sentencing of 3.5 years in prison this Thursday, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano posited that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's choice to go along with Attorney General Bill Barr's sentencing recommendation could have been an effort to pardon-proof the sentence from President Trump.

"[Jackson's] trying to make this bulletproof from a pardon," Napolitano said. "Because she went along exactly with what [Barr] requested."

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Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense

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Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.

"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.

Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.

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WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months

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Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.

After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.

At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.

Watch the video below.

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