37-year-old single mom Ivette Ros is suing Wells Fargo Bank for firing her after she carried her concealed carry handgun to work at an Oldsmar, Florida, branch last year.
According to The Tampa Tribune, Ros has “has three children” and “carries the gun for safety.” That desire for safety came with her to her work as a branch manager for Wells Fargo. She said there are “a lot of robberies that happen in our banks. I feel safer having that weapon if I ever need to protect my employees.”
She brought her 9mm to work numerous times before – at times leaving it locked in the car and other times bringing it inside – but she “never openly displayed it.” She was fired after “someone noticed she had the gun with her and reported her to bank officials.”
Ros grew up around guns and said it ultimately boils down to “having it versus not having it,” explaining she feels “naked” when she doesn’t have her gun.
Her lawsuit “says the firing violated her constitutional right to carry arms” and seeks “monetary damages and attorney fees.”
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