Couple Denied Foster Children Because of Legal Gun Permits

Couple Denied Foster Children Because of Legal Gun Permits

A couple in Nevada is unable to adopt a 12-year-old because they both have legal concealed carry-permits.  There is a regulation in place that says all guns and ammunition must be stored in a secure container in any home where there is a foster child. And while most would agree having a law in place reminding parents not to leave their loaded firearm in little Timmy’s toy chest is a good thing, the Wilson’s think this goes a bit far…

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“My wife Valerie and I have been together since high school,” Wilson told the committee. “We have always planned from early on that we would adopt later in life. We, in 2013, decided it was now time to go ahead and adopt and complete our family.”

“There [are] a lot of older children in the system that need homes.”

“I am really heartbroken that the Department of Child and Family Services gave us this denial letter,” Valerie Wilson said to the committee. “I really want a family.”

Both Brian and Valerie Wilson asked the Assembly Judiciary Committee to past a bill that would allow the to both carry a firearm and be foster parents.  A spokesperson for the department told Fox News that there was concern a foster child would have access to a loaded fire arm.

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