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Gun Toting Santa Fired

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Disabled Army veteran, Calvin Congden, is suing Michigan for claims of firing him unconstitutionally because he posted a photograph of himself dressed as Santa with an assault rifle.

Congden served at Guantanamo Bay, and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal during his tour of duty. After he was discharged, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

Condgen explains that he was dressed up as Santa Claus for a charity event for foster chldren at a bowling alley. In December of 2015, he posted a photo on Facebook showing him standing in front of a Christmas tree dressed as Santa holding an assault rifle he legally owns with an American flag in the background.

After he posted the picture, he says his Health and Human Services Department manager warned other workers to "beware of him because he was a veteran, owned firearms, and 'looked crazy' in the picture." Congden says he complained to his state representative. Two weeks later he r…