Arizona lawmakers oppose gun-safety rules for foster homes
CLOSE Arizona’s child-welfare agency says to call the child-abuse hotline if you reasonably believe that a child has been “abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned.”
Foster-care parents would not have to adhere to the gun-safety requirements of the state Department of Child Safety under a bill that won approval from a House panel Wednesday night.
Call it a valentine to gun rights, passed late Wednesday as the state was marking its 106th birthday.
Supporters, such as bill sponsor Rep. Kevin Payne, R-Peoria, portrayed House Bill 2535 as putting foster parents on the same Second Amendment... read more
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