Seriously: MYOFB

Family’s Home Raided over Facebook Photo of Child’s Rifle

New Jersey police and Dept. of Children and Families officials raided the home of a firearms instructor and demanded to see his guns after he posted a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son holding a rifle.

“Someone called family services about the photo,” said Evan Nappen, an attorney representing Shawn Moore. “It led to an incredible, heavy-handed raid on his house. They wanted to see his gun safe, his guns and search his house. They even threatened to take his kids.”

Don’t you have better things — any damn thing — to do with your life than to stick your nose into someone else’s life?

You can question the judgment of the guy for posting such a photo, but some exchange of emails could have led to some public clarification on his post that could have prevented the Iron Fist of the State from barging into his life.


Filed under Police Abuse

4 responses to “Seriously: MYOFB

  1. AMEN!!! Kids + guns = Bad Idea, but Busybodies are doomed to one of the more annoying circles of hell.

  2. Ah, but the state TELLS us to report these things. “See Something, Say Something” and all that. Whoever called that in was just being a good little citizen.

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