Couple denied role as foster parents over permits to carry guns

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Valerie and Brian

Valerie and Brian

FoxNews: A Nevada couple were denied their request to serve as foster parents because they have permits to carry guns.
Brian and Valerie Wilson, of Las Vegas, told “Fox & Friends” Sunday that they have always planned to become foster parents and eventually adopt, but have been denied permission to do so because of a state regulation that prohibits the carrying of loaded weapons with foster children.
“I really want a family,” said Valerie Wilson. “It really is heartbreaking because these kids are in institutionalized homes; they aren’t getting the families that they deserve,” she told “Fox & Friends.” “It’s heartbreaking that they’re not getting the home they deserve,” she said.
“It just doesn’t make sense,” Brian Wilson added. “We’re talking about law-abiding people, people who have had background checks. “We’re not talking about leaving a firearm around the house,” he said.
The Wilsons said they got the gun permits years ago after they were victims of an attempted home invasion. “We realized that bad things can happen to good people at any time and we need to be responsible,” Brian Wilson said.
Now the Wilsons are fighting to get the law in Nevada changed. They testified last week before the state Assembly Judiciary Committee to ask lawmakers to approve Assembly Bill 167, which would allow residents to carry loaded weapons on their person or in a car and still serve as foster parents, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Current rules reportedly require guns and ammunition to be stored separately in secure containers in homes with foster children. The Wilsons’ request for a variance to the current law was denied.
Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, a Democrat, said foster children are often traumatized. She asked if having them exposed to weapons would be appropriate.
Jill Marano, deputy administrator of the state Division of Child and Family Services, said the agency has fears about the possibility that a child could gain access to a loaded weapon. She opposed the bill in its current form.

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0 responses to “Couple denied role as foster parents over permits to carry guns

  1. It is as clear as daylight that, after unleashing 13-15 million illegals (and more to come) to grow like parasites (“a country within a country“) that’ll eventually take over this country, after Sandy Hoax failed at nationwide gun control legislation, Obama’s next move is to use “executive action” to impose gun control. Today is March 9, which means the POS still has one year 7+ months in the White House, with a willingly impotent Congress, to complete his destruction of this country.
    Every check-&-balance institution in America has failed to check this runaway president. I despair for our future….

  2. I wonder if they were of a darker skin tone , the ruling/law would have been ignored in ” REIDSVILLE ” ?……………..Something to ponder over !

    • If they were of a non “evil” caucasian complexion they would have gotten a free pass.
      This seems glaringly obvious to me but has anyone else noticed that any time a crime is committed and a gun is involved it’s national news no matter if it happens in NYC or Possum balls West Virginia. The Marxist drum beat gets louder and louder Guns = Violence but only if the perp is white

  3. To get a permit to carry you have to pass a strict background check. I would think foster children could not be in any safer hands than with a mentally stable couple who can protect them. But, hey, why not give the children to a bunch of Progressive homos where they are sure to be safe 😳What a damn twisted country this has become, it truly is an Obamination.

    • Northerngirl, you’re making too much sense…the PC crowd will soon be coming to get you if you keep this up!

    • Heaven forbid parents take appropriate measures to be safe and protect them against a home invader. I guess getting robbed or raped is less traumatizing…

  4. Perhaps the family’s adherence to other American rights, free speech – free assembly, also perturbs Olivia Diaz.

  5. “Get their hands on a weapon” like a knife, auto vehicles, baseball bats, ropes, sticks, stones, swords, and even hands, can’t do the same damage.
    Is there really a law on the books, or an excuse. The person that made the decision, what is their background and history?
    Just another way to control the masses.
    More from the bullying and intimidation party.


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