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Family's Home Raided over Facebook Photo of Child's Rifle
Fox Nation ^ | March 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 03/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT by JouleZ

Edited on 03/19/2013 2:40:09 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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.” Moore was not arrested or charged.


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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; childhood; evannappen; government; gunban; guncontrol; guns; nappen; newjersey; orwell; parentalrights; parenting; rights; secondamendment; shawnmoore; totalitarians
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1 posted on 03/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT by JouleZ
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To: JouleZ

According to the story I read, he didn’t let them in the house, and they didn’t push the issue because they didn’t have a warrant.


2 posted on 03/19/2013 2:04:15 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: JouleZ

As usual - the headline is probably misleading and there is more to the story than is being told.

It doesn’t take much for an angry bitter ex wife/relative/friend/whatever to call in a bogus report. And a rifle???? OMG. What more proof do you need?

/s


3 posted on 03/19/2013 2:05:59 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Oberon

It also helped to have his lawyer on the speaker phone as a witness.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 2:06:16 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Oberon

No warrant, no entry. End of discussion.


5 posted on 03/19/2013 2:10:21 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JouleZ
I stood my ground (How one man stood up to the jack booted thugs in NJ.....it's coming)

Original thread from two days ago.

6 posted on 03/19/2013 2:12:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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7 posted on 03/19/2013 2:12:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Nachum

The family’s trouble started Saturday night when Moore received an urgent text message from his wife. The Carneys Point Police Dept. and the New Jersey Dept. of Children and Families had raided their home.

Moore immediately called Nappen and rushed home to find officers demanding to check his guns and his gun safe.

Instead, he handed the cell phone to one of the officers – so they could speak with Nappen.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 2:12:58 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for that link...I did a search before posting...:(


9 posted on 03/19/2013 2:14:29 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JoeProBono

I see nothing wrong with that picture.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 2:15:24 PM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: JoeProBono

OMG!! what is next are they going to raid the home of Little Carl who is on the Walking Dead for walking around with a gun?


11 posted on 03/19/2013 2:16:39 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Oberon

The cops didn’t push the issue, that is they didn’t force their way in. However the DYFS agent pushed the issue, threatened the family with taking their kids, and the cops knew that the family’s lawyer was on speakerphone and listening to every word being said. The fact that four LEOs came with the DYFS creep showed they intended an active visit.


12 posted on 03/19/2013 2:16:49 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: JouleZ

Cute kid!!!!!!


13 posted on 03/19/2013 2:19:12 PM PDT by 1217Chic
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wait... what?

What is the problem with a kid holding a rifle? Shooting ranges around here have no real age limit as long as a parent is with them. They can even have birthday parties.


14 posted on 03/19/2013 2:19:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Nothing illegal about the pic, not even a suggestion of a problem in the pic.


15 posted on 03/19/2013 2:20:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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A Dept. of Children and Families spokesperson told Fox News they could not confirm or deny an investigation or raid had taken place due to government regulations.

Yes, because tons of government regulations trump the U.S. Constitution, so confirming that a violation takes time and speed is of the essence to search the premises for that evil black gun. These frikkin' people make my head hurt.

16 posted on 03/19/2013 2:21:08 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: xkaydet65

The cops only balked because they knew they were being “watched”. There is not even a hint of anything illegal in that pic.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 2:21:57 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JouleZ

I didn’t post it to chastise you. Two days is well past the moderator’s recommended four hour limit for re-posting and posting from another source is not considered re-posting. I only added it to cross-link back to the first thread for the information. :)


18 posted on 03/19/2013 2:23:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: JouleZ

This is why the police must have drones. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have time to monitor all the Facebook pages.


19 posted on 03/19/2013 2:24:30 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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More here: http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/familys-home-raided-over-facebook-photo-of-childs-rifle.html

This needs to be out there.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 2:26:49 PM PDT by tje
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