Weird Anti-Gun Law is Preventing This Nevada Couple from Becoming Foster Parents

A Las Vegas couple who have always planned to become foster parents, and one day adopt children, have been denied that right by the state of Nevada. Brian and Valerie Wilson recently told “Fox & Friends” their request was turned down because of a state regulation that prohibits foster parents from carrying loaded weapons.

Fox News reports:

“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.

The couple is now fighting to change the Nevada law. They recently testified before the Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee to request that lawmakers approve Assembly Bill 167. That bill would permit residents to carry loaded weapons in a car on on their person, while also being allowed to serve as foster parents.

Presently, rules require that when foster children are placed in a home, guns and ammunition are stored separately in secure containers. The Wilsons had asked for a variance to the law, but the request was denied.

Democratic Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz expressed concern that foster children have often been traumatized, and asked if it is not inappropriate to expose them to weapons.

Deputy Administrator of the state Division of Child and Family Services, Jill Marano, said the agency worries a foster child could gain access to a loaded weapon. She spoke in opposition to the bill.

  • b4k9zp

    Totally unconstitutional action by Nevada.

    • Robert Ivy

      Some people do not use their heads. They object to the Constitution, the foundation law of the country. They pledged to uphold and support the constitution. You can see that they are not to be trusted. Their wisdom is lacking also. They must be Democrats, because Republicans support the constitution.

      • Joseph Ettore

        Because their heads are up their ass. Simple as that.

      • Oingo Boingo

        Boehner, McConnell, Graham, McCain etc. don’t.

        • Robert Ivy

          At least they don’t support the Muslims like Obama does. That would be natural since he is a Muslim and a racist. Holder is a racist also. Scandal ridden Hillary doesn’t use her ability. I can’t support a party that endorses same-sex marriage, homosexuality, and the killing of unborn babies. Why did Obama call Hillary Michael? That party is the one that booed God. Bob

          • Oingo Boingo

            Consider a Third Party, with Trey Gowdy at the helm.
            I like to see him stand up in The House and say ” I’m mad as Hell, I’m done with you bought off clowns and your Masters. I’m going a Third Way and I’m going to take MILLIONS of real voters with me.”

            The alternating Demonrat/Repukian Dog & Pony Show is beyond tiresome and will be the ruination of what’s left of The USA.

          • Robert Ivy

            I would go with Gowdy if there was a chance for him to win. He is a Republican and His determination is good. What do you mean by “you bought off clowns and Masters”? If you are insulting my patriotism, I am not pleased. I volunteered for the U.S. Navy during WWII. I battle against the wrong continually. Bob

          • Oingo Boingo

            Settle down. The scene I composed has Gowdy saying that to Congress Critters. Read it again.
            My Dad was in the South Pacific in the Navy and was in some deep shit. I missed going to Viet Nam by two weeks because I wound up in Charleston Naval Hospital, consequent to a near death experience.

      • Mythot

        Robert Ivy: If you believe that either the republicants or the dumbocrats support the U.S. Constitution, you probably believe in the tooth fairy. The republicans support big business and criminal behaviour in support of big business, but only if some of the profit rubs off on them. The democrats support big government and criminal behaviour in support of big government, but only if some of the graft rubs off on them. It is past time to do away with the 2-party system, disallow corporate campaign and PAC political contributions, and have open primaries, where anyone could try to run for political office. Our politicians are not to be trusted to care for the business of the nation and its citizenry.

    • Oingo Boingo

      Nevada’s institutionalized dumbassery is SCREAMING OUT for a court case.

  • Linda Shelton

    And teaching a foster child gun safety, just might help then with their trauma, especially if it was abusive people who provided the trauma

  • The Fox

    This is another government move to rule over children and like Hitler and his brown shirts to indoctrinate the children into being good little robots for the state, Hitler has risen and sit’s in the White House as a dictator of this country and won’t be long now before the only real loving leader comes again to the earth, look up our redemption is near.

    • olf

      That is correct. Lets kick hitlers obarry out with the clintons and company.

      • The Fox

        I call obarry Obozo as he is more of a clown then anybody today? LOL.

        • olf

          There is nothing funny about this person. They are dangerous. God Bless

          • The Fox

            Amen and very true. God Bless and Shalom:

          • Oingo Boingo

            Is that Shalomi available on seedless rye ?

          • The Fox

            Why don’t you come and find out but, tell your nazi family you won’t be coming back. Hitlers toilet paper.

        • Oingo Boingo

          Soetoro’s your tribe’s favorite fronter puppet, nation wrecking tool.
          Why are you razzing the skinny nigger ? He won’t share his coke with you ?

          • The Fox

            Hey nazi boy you should know you have sex with him every night boy, how does it feel to be his little girly boy?

          • Oingo Boingo

            Your yiddish version of Boog Muh Dik reveals a lot about you, all disgusting…you kike pervert bastard.

          • The Fox

            You show my point, you racist skin heads have no real brains, your like a animal looking for food and cry when you can’t find any. Enjoy your empty skull, as it keeps crying out how lonely it is for a brain.

          • Oingo Boingo

            Aren’t you supposed to spew “blah, blah, blah” in Yiddish or fake modern Hebrew. Kikesley ?

          • The Fox

            No I just slap the hell out of you skin heads and call it a day well spent, need to get your bald head out of where the sun don’t shine and smell like the dead Hitlers butt.

    • jheckler

      The foster care system is already a fascist Marxist liberal indoctrination, that is forcibly drugging these helpless children with Big Pharma Psych drugs, destroying their lives.

      • The Fox

        There is a reason they are called SS.

    • Oingo Boingo

      Your references are backasswards.
      Refer to Marx/Lenin/Stalin/Mao/Pol Pot and the other various Hellspawn commies smeared on Planet Earth; you know, for accuracy.

      • The Fox

        Well know nothing history teacher, I guess you never read Hitlers Mien Kamuf or in German my struggle by Hitler, this nation under obozo has followed his plans from day one backassward, the only difference between socialism and communism is socialism tries to do it threw laws while communism just takes the guns, so that nobody can fight back. Hitler tried to kill all the 1st WW vets, obozo is doing the same to our vets, killed the aged and unfirm and obozo-care will take care of that. Real history and all of it and learn.

        • Oingo Boingo

          You’re wrong, deranged, full of shit and a Zionist doggie, you slobbering stooge.

          • The Fox

            Well skin head racist nut job your full of crap and your racist comment proves me right, so get your skin head out of where the sun don’t shine and smells like Hitlers dead butt.

          • Oingo Boingo

            Zionist stooge boy sez WHUT ?

          • The Fox

            Hey nazi skin head, anytime you want to try this Jew boy out for size, give me a ring and I’ll put your skin head butt in the ground with your leader Hitler boy.

          • Oingo Boingo

            Where, exactly, do you park your shaggy jew ass; you know, that thing you pick at all the time ?
            Maybe I’ll stop by for some soap making and lamp shade supplies, you kiker yid piece of shit.

          • The Fox

            Live in west Denver and I’ll be waiting for your no show skin head butt, and I’ll make a lamp shade out of your hide racist nut job with no brains or brawn to mess with this Jew boy, whip dumb butts like you just for fun racist nut job who sucks Hitlers dead penis.

          • Oingo Boingo

            You kiss your whore mother’s asshole with that mouth ?
            Shame on you, kike.

          • The Fox

            My mother could kick you coward ass any day boy, your the one with a hateful no nothing mouth from hell itself, go play with your dolls little girly boy.

          • Oingo Boingo

            My favorite “dolls” weigh 230 grains and I’d like to gift one right into your shit filled, kike beaked, pimply head.

          • The Fox

            Bring it on you skin head racist coward from hell, be glad to give you a hand getting back to your home there.

          • Oingo Boingo

            When in West Denver, what Sin-A-Go-Go could your self picked ass be found, in the company of other ass pickers ?

          • The Fox

            Come and find out, we will be the one’s with hair on our heads and we will know your coward butt’s by your skin head and nazi symbols all over your bodies. Take out insurance as we don’t bury dead meat.

          • Oingo Boingo

            Dissociative and slobbering much ?

          • The Fox

            Your a waste of good time, go find your brain, your empty skull is lonely.

          • Oingo Boingo

            Your slope brow Khazar skull is closer than you may imagine to being emptied…in a red mist, Kike.
            Tick Tock
            Tick Tock
            Take off back to Jewey Jewland while you still can, and die from AIDS there…contracted from one of your nigger boyfriends.

          • The Fox

            I just love your skin head rants the prove your a racist idiot with no gut, no brains and just a empty skull you probably wear on your arm or chest as a white pride thing, boy you sure prove your nothing but a ape animal from hell, you make me laugh oh white boy who never had a mother but a jackass as your birth thing, LOL

          • Oingo Boingo

            LOL while you can, Kike.
            We’ll see who has the last laugh, you Khazar mongrel piece of shit.

  • Dodie1990

    It would really be traumatizing if some dirtbag kicked in the door and the parents were helpless.. More anti 2nd amendment nonsense.

    • jheckler

      Maybe if they were foster parents, and the children were harmed, they would repeal the law? -No, of course not, that would be too common sense of an action for the liberals to take.

  • John VanderKelen

    It is good to bring scrutiny upon this odious law. This sounds like something that skunk Obama would bring about.

  • olf

    Move to a better state. First check how many left progressives are there.

  • melmack 1

    Ask harry reid, number 2 liar in America

    • lrn2play

      I don’t know I think him and Obama are neck and neck. At least we know how much a liar Obama is. We may never know to what lows dirty harry has sunk to.

      • melmack 1

        LOL, I made him number 2 because obama is number 1

        • snowyriver

          absolutely correct, obama cannot open his mouth without telling a lie.. pisses me off when he starts a speech with “fellow Americans”. He is not an American ! ! !

          • usncb

            He is a can, we have tin cans, mexicans, puetoricans, trash cans, africans,etc,,,, good for target practice…….

          • snowyriver

            I love to shoot cans. BTW I killed a coyote that was after my colts last week. 150 yd shot.

          • snowyriver

            Yes it even says on obama’s “fraudulent” birth certificate that his father was an Afri-can.

          • jheckler

            Yep. He is illegally occupying the White House, like we are illegally occupying Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other nations.

          • snowyriver

            Please help me.. I cannot for the life of me understand how a non citizen can be living in the white house. I thought that house was reserved for “natural born citizens” of the United States of America.

          • Kent2012

            take a long hike off a short gang plank there troller clown…

          • jheckler

            What? -Yeah, that is a logical debate or argument you ignorant POS. The one who is trolling is the one who personally attacks people instead of offering a legitimate counter position on a subject and evidence to support it.

          • KingDon

            What really ticks me off is when he calls us “folks” when he’s making a speech trying to justify his agenda.

          • snowyriver

            The current resident of the white house is a very good community organizer, knows how to play on emotions. Most swallow it hook line and sinker.. YOU and I don’t

    • Alan

      I consider him #2 but it has little to do with being a liar.

    • peabody

      Hum there is Nancy, Erick, Hillary, Barbara, I could go on and on. But what’s the point? They are all elitist that think they rights and you don’t!

  • game50

    Nevada is that Not where dirty Harry (Reid) from? People doing the right thing to protect themselves legally and the illegal government is trying to scre_ them…go figure.

    • conservative since 1962

      You are correct, Dirty Harry Reid is from Nevada!

  • snowyriver

    Please read your Constitution.. 14th amendment.. No state shall make or enforce any law that conflicts with the rights and priveledges of the citizens.

    • Currently, and for the past several decades, Almost EVERY state in the Union is in violation of Amendment XIV.Most egregious are Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Hawaii, Colorado, New Jersey and California.

      • Al

        You are correct Landshark.

      • CA Loser

        California is in the lead

        • Frankly, I believe they are all tied for the Communist State if The Century Award.

    • Richard Rush

      Don’t you folks realize 1st, 2nd, 14th amendments aren’t allowed under obamaramas rule.

      • snowyriver

        Sorry Richard, I forgot momentarily… thank you for reminding me

    • John Redmond

      the 14th amendment is an unconstitutional act as it alters the first act referring to the constitution and the bill of rights. so it should have been abolished decades ago.

      • Julie Shoraga

        Hey Johnny boy you are way off that was to ensure states “don’t monkey around” with those Constitutional rights. As they have brazenly been doing for years. Life, Faith, Speech and Guns protected. States can’t infringe on them.

        • John Redmond

          wrong the intent was to protect the recently freed slaves from being denied citizenship by the states primarily in the south but these provisions are already in the constitution and its bill of rights. At the time of this amendment by definition there were no illegal immigrants and the issue of citizenship for children of those here in violation of the law was nonexistent in 1868. the misinterpretation of this amendment from its original intent is being twisted to give an excuse to grant amnesty to those that here illegally now.

  • Dave

    Amazing that social service can call the police that show up with guns to take the child into state custody and those weapons do not traumatize the child, but a concealed gun on the hip of a loving parent does traumatize. More liberal jibberish.

  • jlp5871

    There is no explaning how the rottan, dirty, pervert democRATs comes up with a these anti gun laws.

  • Fred Underwood

    How could our nation become anymore messed up. Those in charge should be happy that this couple wants to be sure they can protect themselves and the children in their charge from the perils of the depraved, sick members of our society who pray on children and adults alike.

  • lrn2play

    Another example of Democrats and their leftist agenda. They don’t really believe the garbage they are trying to sell. It’s is just another way to force their agenda onto the American tax payer. They would rather see children go homeless and without families then see them with law abiding people who WANT to care and provide for them. Just another example of low life Democrats.


    When the operator tells you the police are on their way, hope you can wait long enough to save your life.

  • Francisco Machado

    This law would enjoin police, security guards, bank guards, body guards, marshals, sheriffs and I know not how many others from adopting. If cases can be found where they were permitted to adopt, a case could
    be brought on the grounds of equal enforcement of the laws or the
    absence of compelling state interest. In terms of a hazard to children and the availability of guns in the home, what differentiates between children born to a couple and adopted children?

  • cotton

    Harry Reid will put a stop to this insanity! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA SPOS

  • Petertimber

    I question the motives of the Nevada state employees in opposing granting foster status to an apparent couple of sound background and are persons of Good Moral Character. The 2nd amendment guarantees their right to bear arms and their state government has already granted them the right o possess and carry firearms giving this couple the justification for questioning these “officials” as to their motives in setting up roadblocks to a needy child in need of warmth, care and tenderness.

  • Deborah Tucker

    Social Services is usually the cause of the trama a child faces. The truely abused children are dead before CPS does any investigation. If a child is going to commit suicide then not having a gun won’t stop them the same is true if they want to kill someone. Children need to be taught about guns. Gun safety and what damage a gun can do as well as the good. Take the mystery away and the majority of kids lose interest. Denying two people the chance at offering a loving home to a child is wrong. Its not like they plan on giving kids a gun and tell them to have fun. Idiot government is the problem.

  • Bryan W. Carpenter

    Move to Texas.

  • Mike Spanjer

    so they will give a child to queers but not too a gun owner

    • CA Loser

      Great point

  • Camotim

    I suppose these children were traumatized by the uniformed and armed peace officers who helped remove them from their previous living situations. What the dumb ass liberals do not want is people growing up with a healthy attitude towards firearms and the Second Amendment. Does anybody know why the Child Protective Services worker can not play in the sand box? The cats keep covering him or her up.

  • Alan404

    Good luck to the prospective parents,in their fight with the bureaucracy.

  • BudHall

    Is this a regulation or a law?? In the initial paragraph it’s referred to as a “regulation”, later as a “law”. If it’s a regulation it means it’s not an enacted law, but rather a rule made up by some administrator agency head. Considering the cultural perspective of most child protective administrators, it’s no surprise. I doubt it’s a law as this detail is not something addressed at the legislative level. Rather the legislature passes a law empowering the agency head to establish regulations. That said, it’s easier to effect a change than were it a law.

  • Alan

    I guess the state would prefer that the child were injured or killed by a home invader or common street thug than be protected by a loving gun owner. Guns bad, death good.

  • John Redmond

    Nevada Reid Law is unconstitutional as no law can be legally enforced that violates the 2nd amendment and denying parents to be foster parents for exercising their constitutional rights is a treasonous act by Nevada. Is Nevada becoming an criminal socialist and communists state like CA? I hope not

    • CA Loser

      Then you better stop it now. I used to love my state, it makes me sick to reside here, where I was born. They have stolen everything I have work for, left me with nothing. That is where Nevada is heading. Liberals are a plague that is spreading. Never been arrested, always paid my taxes and bills but the plague outnumbers those of us who are not infected. So they take it all

  • robert

    we called olivia diaz office today 04/15/15 at 4 pm est.and left a message for her.we told her that no politicans/government can give or take away an unalienable right.and the 2nd amendment is my firearms permit,not any government/politicans.and shall not be infringed.we will be emailing her and faxing her and the neveda city council.that all politicans who took an oath of office to protect and defend the constitituion,will be held accountable for the oath of office.and that sheh and all politicans work for we the people,not we the people for them.god bless all legal american veterans/citizens

  • Douglas DeViney

    Now the crooks know that they can enter the homes of adopted kids with impunity. They know two important things. It took some money to adopt, motive, and there won’t be guns around those houses. Who is endangering the children?

  • Dennis Carpenter

    well who cares about the gun if they lock it up or carry it under a jacket what is the big deal that law sucks needs to be changed

  • d66cmorris

    Another ridiculous liberal law preventing honest people from protecting their wards.

  • Kent2012

    they should get a divorce and then become “gay”…then the idiot bureaucrats would be chasing them down the street to give them children….

  • Jack

    Isn’t AMERICA wonderful ???????????

  • David Herke

    This is definitely another way to take the second Amendment away from the people it’s not the children that are bothered it’s the Liberals in this case. So over this Amendment more children loose finding a new home.

  • QuisPercusit

    What if, what if, what if;. another sign of liberal democratic insanity. Only LAW ABIDING, Bone fide citizens can get a concealed carry permit. If I were a foster Kid I would rather have A genuine man woman law abiding set of foster parents than some perverted fantasy role playing homosexuals.

  • jillocity

    as a foster kid, i would have loved foster parents who would take me shooting

  • CA Loser

    What worries me is that Jill Marano could gain access to a loaded firearm.

  • bigbillofwyandotte

    We can hope that those two who object don’t have firearms themselves, and are attacked, and the police arrive too late to do anything about it except call for an ambulance. That’s the only way hard-headed people like that get the message. Sad, but true.

  • Oingo Boingo

    That regulation is in typical gubbamint knee-jerk reaction to what The Oogah Boogah Krowd, that’s smeared all over Vegas, does wif dey NINES, yo…as in, leave them out in plain sight or under the spawning platform, where dey chillrenz easily get their dirty little, booger/ass picking paws on them.
    White…as in, Humans…should NOT have their Rights restricted or INFRINGED because of lesser hominid carelessness, stupidity and chimpism.

  • Arthur L. Trevallee

    Well, the Government knows what is best for us! If you don’t believe it, just ask them! LOL Although this is no laughing matter. A good thing that my adopted “kids” have 4 legs!

  • TEK61

    but if your a homosexal you can get all the kids you want

  • guest

    Because of the fact that they wish to be responsibly and legally armed in accordance with state laws, then they can and are being illegally discriminated against. Does the state not have anti-discrimination laws in effect? Just because a person wishes to become a legal responsibly armed citizen does not give the state the legal right to discriminate against them because of it. If the state is so concerned about the child getting hold of the weapon when not being legally carried where it is under the complete control of the permit holder, then make it mandatory that they have an available biometric gun safe for storage during non-carry times. If the couple can show complete control of the firearms at all times there should never be a problem. Thousands of children are brought into this world annually and consistently live in households where guns are a very prominent part of everyday life. Why should the possibility of having and growing up with a loving and caring family be taken away from any child because of someones stupidity. I personally knew a family who lived where I grew up that had helped raise 54 foster children during their lives. They owned several weapons which were always kept under lock and key, not one of the children were ever harmed because there were weapons located in the house, and not once did any of the children ever have access to them.

  • Liberty

    Put up the scissors and the steak knives and the hammers. Knock out the steps and put in ramps, pad the walls and mask the coffee table corners. Cower in a corner every time you hear police sirens. O’Diaz will be thrilled.

  • Rail Car Fan

    “Democratic Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz expressed concern that foster
    children have often been traumatized, and asked if it is not
    inappropriate to expose them to weapons.”

    Actually I believe the above statement should be: “Foster children have often been traumatized by the anti second amendment thoughts and actions of Democratic Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz… and it is quite inappropriate to expose them to her bias.

    Rail Car Fan