Tonight’s article comes as a shock to this family that has had hundreds of foster children come through their home. They have reason to believe that their legal gun ownership cost them the children under their care.
It all started on the night of April 3rd when the Beber family was awakened by screaming from the neighbors that were at the front of their home.
“Let me tell you something, my hands were shaking,” Kristi said. “I’m calling 911.”
“You want to protect your family and your house,” Rod said. “As a (Conceal and Carry a Weapon card) holder, one of the first things you want to do is take control of the situation.”
The police arrived without incident and the situation was handled. There were no arrests, and no charges. The weapon was not brandished or fired. A report was filed, but it doesn’t end there.
Three months after the incident, the Beber’s foster license was pulled by the Department of Family Services. The reason for the license pull was described by the document sent to them, “the incident did not describe an adult exercising sound judgment.”
The DFS cited a law that forbade any foster parent from having a loaded firearm in their home. Krisi Beber said, “Don’t make me drop them off at Child Haven. If you’re going to revoke me, revoke me, but don’t make me drop those kids off at Child Haven”.
The initial incident happened in April, and the revocation of their license was in July. Rod Beber noticed however that the law changed on June 1, a full month before their license was revoked. The law now states that foster parents are allowed to have a loaded weapon out of the safe for lawful purposes.
The Bebers do plan to fight the DFS on their license revocation. “He said, ‘You know what, Kris, we’re not going to close (this case). This isn’t right, we’re not going to let this happen.”
What do you think about the DFS pulling these people’s foster license? It sounds like their second amendment rights were put into question along with whether or not they used “proper judgment” in the situation…