Should you have to give up your civil rights to help children? Absolutely not!
Republicans on Thursday introduced a bill to the state House that would ensure the constitutional right to keep and bear arms for foster and adoptive parents.
The measure, House Bill 4955, would prohibit state agencies from considering the ownership or possession of a legal firearm or pistol license by an applicant when making decisions on placing a child in foster care or for adoption. Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, who sits on the Family Children and Seniors committee, said she sponsored the bill after hearing of the case of two Michigan couples who wanted to adopt but were told they would have to give up their gun rights.
“A state agency cannot be permitted to take negative action against families simply for exercising a right guaranteed to them by the Michigan and U.S. constitutions,” Hughes said in a statement.
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