A couple in Nevada has been denied the opportunity to be foster parents because of the fact that they regularly carry firearms for self defense (legally of course).
Brian and Valerie Wilson were denied as foster parents because of the fact that they carry firearms. The couple is now hoping that a new bill being considering the state legislature will change that.
According to the Review Journal:
In testimony to the committee in support of Assembly Bill 167, the couple said their attempts to get a variance from a state regulation prohibiting the carrying of loaded weapons with foster children was denied.
“I am really heartbroken that the Department of Child and Family Services gave us this denial letter,” Valerie Wilson said. “I really want a family.”
Wilson said the Las Vegas couple always planned to become foster parents and adopt but have been denied permission to do so because of the regulation, which he wants to change with the bill. Current rules require guns and ammunition to be stored separately in secure containers in homes with foster children.
Under the current regulations, even licensed concealed carriers must abide by the above regulations. The Assembly Judiciary Committee has taken no action on the bill thus far.