March 15, 2015
Mr. Brian and Mrs. Valerie Wilson
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dear Valerie and Brian,
Thank you for coming forward publicly and sharing your story. It moved me. It also moved the people in our company. Thus, we also shared your story to all our loyal customers on the AWC website.
Maybe it’s me. But I just don’t understand how a law-abiding, firearm-carrying couple with Constitutional Rights do not have the legal right to be foster parents or adopt a child. This doesn’t seem fair to you or a child who wants, needs, and deserves to be loved.
What I can understand is how the attempted invasion of your home changed your outlook on life. Yours happened when you lived in New York. My family’s was in a similar unconstitutional “gun-free zone” in Chicago, Illinois. You never forget it, do you?
For us, it was 2:30 a.m. My family was sleeping. I was home working at that hour. Two thugs smashed the window of my 2-year old daughter’s bedroom. Within seconds, I grabbed her and rushed her and my 6-month old son into their mother’s arms in our bedroom.
After quickly leading my family into a designated safe area in our home, I ran back to confront the two perpetrators. The only legal self-defense weapon I had was my martial arts training. Luckily in this case, applying my skills as a black belt was enough (if you catch my drift).
How is it, today’s America doesn’t fully value good human beings like yourselves, who believe in their Constitutional Rights to bear arms in order to protect themselves?
Valerie and Brian, I respect you for “sticking to your guns” so to speak. Thank you for fighting for positive change across America, and specifically in Nevada with trying to change the law with Assembly Bill 167.
You got through the attempted invasion of your home. I pray and believe you will get through this challenge. You deserve to keep your right to bear arms, AND get the right and the opportunity to welcome deserving children into your loving arms.
Please let me know if we, at AWC, can be of assistance to you.
With gratitude and admiration,
Bryce Stirlen, CEO