The National Rifle Association is pushing legislation in Florida to ban adoption agencies from asking potential parents if they have guns and ammunition in the home, reports the Miami Herald. An NRA lobbyist said adoption agencies are violating gun-owners’ rights by asking about firearms in an adoption form. She said any request about gun ownership from an agency connected with government was tantamount to establishing a gun registry.
The issue flared up in Brevard County where a gun-owning couple took umbrage at a request from the Children’s Home Society that they disclose if they had firearms before adopting a child. The couple complained to a lawyer, who called the NRA. A spokeswoman for the adoption agency said it asks about guns because it is required to by the Department of Children & Families.