New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families and local police officers visited the home of Josh Moore, after he posed for a picture with a new semi-automatic .22 rifle that his father, Shawn Moore, purchased for him for his upcoming 11th birthday.
The photo was posted by his father on his Facebook page. While Child Protective Services would not comment on the case, they did say that the follow up on tips.
The family’s attorney said that the family’s Second Amendment rights are threatened by such actions in a state that already has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws and is considering more gun control legislation.
CBS Philadelphia reports,
In this case, the family believes someone called New Jersey’s anonymous child abuse hotline.
Shawn Moore said he gave his son Josh the gun as a present to use on hunting trips. The elder Moore was at a friend’s house when his wife called, saying state child welfare investigators, along with four local police officers, were at the house, asking to inspect the family’s guns.
Moore said he called his lawyer Evan Nappen, who specializes in Second Amendment cases, and had him on speakerphone as he arrived at his house in Carneys Point, just across the Delaware River from Wilmington, Del.
There is no doubt from the photo that Josh Moore was not harmed in any way, nor was he acting in a manner that was unsafe. Look at his finger. It isn’t even on the trigger! His Dad taught him well.
As a father of ten that has had to deal with incompetent Child Protective Services for nearly a year, I know that in large part, they respond to snitches who don’t mind their own business and are too scared to actually get involved in anyone else’s life themselves to do any good. While there are times when CPS may do a good job, they really should be cut back quite a bit, but that would mean that people in the community and specifically Christians in the community will have to step up to look out for their communities. Many have left that responsibility and as a result the government has filled the vacuum.
CPS should have actually checked to see that this was posted on the father’s Facebook account and took common sense measures and waived this is a “case.” It is not a case. It’s simply a means that they can use to get into your home.
UPDATE: Regis Giles, from GirlsJustWannaHaveGuns.com, took to Fox News to speak out against this violation of the Constitution.
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