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Dad Says Facebook Photo of Son with Gun Brought Cops to House (A Century 21 Christmas Story BB Gun)
CNET ^ | March 19, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk

Posted on 03/19/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Josh Moore

Dad says Facebook photo of son with gun brought cops to house

A New Jersey man says that, on the basis of mere hearsay about a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son with a .22 rifle, police and child protection arrive at his door and demand entry.

I am sure there are several 11-year-old boys who are terribly proficient at handling a gun.

But, given that I wouldn't trust an 11-year-old boy with a popsicle, I would just as well not be anywhere near them.

This, however, doesn't appear to have been the policy of the authorities in New Jersey. They were allegedly alarmed by a Facebook photo of Josh Moore, aged 11, holding a .22 rifle, and they allegedly wanted to get very near him.

The photo had been posted by his father, Shawn, to Facebook. It showed Josh, in his camouflage outfit and rather bright sneakers.

Shawn Moore told his story to a forum on the Delaware Open Carry Web site.

He said he received a text from his wife that police and alleged members of the Department of Youth and Family Services had paid their home a visit. It was, allegedly, not a social call.

Indeed, he posted a picture of police in what he describes as "tactical gear."

He says the authorities demanded to enter the house in Carneys Point, N.J., and check his guns. His lawyer, on a cell phone speakerphone, was privy to all the discussions.

Moore insisted that he wouldn't open the safe where his guns are kept-- as no warrant was allegedly presented to him -- and that a lady from the Department of Youth and Family Services refused to identify herself.

The Associated Press says that neither the department nor the police were prepared to comment on the alleged visitation and its purpose.

Moore said none of his visitors had actually seen the photo. He alleges they had merely received a phone call reporting its details.

The rifle was reportedly Josh Moore's 11th birthday gift.

Somehow, guns and Facebook have proved to constitute an often uncomfortable marriage of the medium and the message.

Recently, a Pennsylvania police chief was suspended after an especially fetching image of him, a comely lady friend, and a couple of guns appeared on the site.

The more we insist on exposing who we are to people we don't know, the more hullabaloo seems to inevitably develop.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: achristmasstory; assaultrifle; banglist; cps; facebook; guncontrol; gunsandammo; overkill; police; secondamendment; youllshootyoureyeout
red ryder bb gun christmas story photo: Ralphy AR-15 Ralphie-Red-Ryder-BB-Gun-AR-15-Christmas-Story.jpg It's just a Red Ryder BB Rifle for the 21st century ... just don't shoot your eye out kid.
1 posted on 03/19/2013 8:04:29 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

“It’s just a Red Ryder BB Rifle for the 21st century ... just don’t shoot your eye out kid”.

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morse code translator:

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2 posted on 03/19/2013 8:15:19 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: DogByte6RER

Facebook is the devil.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 8:20:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: DogByte6RER

I was about that age when I got a .22 for Christmas. Probably a picture of me similar to that one somewhere.

How did we come to this.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 8:21:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Jet Jaguar

Why?


5 posted on 03/19/2013 8:23:02 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Can you refuse social services entry to your house? Or can they just come in no matter what?


6 posted on 03/19/2013 8:23:15 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: FreedomStar3028
Can you refuse social services entry to your house?

Yep. With force.

Let the courts, God, and graves registration figure out the details.

We're free men, or we are slaves.

Pick one.

/johnny

7 posted on 03/19/2013 8:26:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER

Get the h377 out of these blue states. I mean get out, get to a decent place and keep the damn leftists out.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 8:27:11 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: svcw

Public posting of private or family matters.

This is one case in point.

If you notice, now, the news writers just go to facebook to find out who the high school teacher accused of sex with her student is.

Or they jump to conclusions and get the wrong person and post news about them. (Boulder, CO guy was pegged as the movie theater shooter and TEA party member)


9 posted on 03/19/2013 8:31:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: DogByte6RER

Where is the ACLU when rights really are trampled on.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 8:31:47 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Chris Matyszczyk is wetting his bed in fear of an 11-year old with a .22 rifle?

Well, isn’t that special...


11 posted on 03/19/2013 8:33:34 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: DogByte6RER

Here are some of his visitors. Usually I wouldn't show this full size, but it's hard to see details on smaller size.

12 posted on 03/19/2013 8:33:35 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh, yeah! That’s a Spike’s Tactical lower receiver! I’ve got one of those bad boys!

Cheers!


13 posted on 03/19/2013 8:37:08 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: DogByte6RER; All
Now Ladies & Gentleman what have we learned from this?
Do not post pictures of your children with guns on FB or the Internet in general unless you want attention from TPTB. I am sorry it has devolved to this but this is unfortunately a symptom of the times.
14 posted on 03/19/2013 8:41:58 PM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: Jet Jaguar

You can set who sees your posts and information, if a person is to stupid not to set the parameters then there is nothing that can be done.
My guess one of his “friends” turned him in.


15 posted on 03/19/2013 8:44:23 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: DogByte6RER

” a lady from the Department of Youth and Family Services refused to identify herself.”

What the hell.was she there for than.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 8:44:23 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: DogByte6RER
From Fox News: “The department has a child abuse hotline for the state of New Jersey and anybody can make a call to that hotline,” spokesperson Kristen Brown said. “We are required to follow up on every single allegation that comes into the central registry."

To report child abuse or neglect, please call the hotline at 1-877-NJ ABUSE (652-2873).
Just sayin...
17 posted on 03/19/2013 8:47:01 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

If the lady refused to tell me her name she would not have gotten in. When police serve a warrant then must identify themselves.

If they had no warrant then they could go and get one.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 8:47:40 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: DogByte6RER

Notice the Magpul accessories on that Rifle?

Way to go DogByte!


19 posted on 03/19/2013 8:51:11 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Got my first gun, a .22 lr, when I was seven. It was stored under my bed (no ammo) my whole childhood, and no one was ever hurt, threatened, or scared by it. My parents would be arrested today.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 8:52:07 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: frankenMonkey

>”To report child abuse or neglect, please call the hotline at 1-877-NJ ABUSE (652-2873)”<

In Nazi Germany they had a similar Hotline, 1-800-KILLJEWS.


21 posted on 03/19/2013 8:54:58 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

They both go to the same desk.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 8:58:16 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Graybeard58

I hate it when the browser makes my _s run together like that. Ames it where I can’t tell my M’s from my O’s.


23 posted on 03/19/2013 9:01:17 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: ConservaTexan

Ditto. Got my .22 Rifle when I was eight. Kept it in my closet, unloaded, but the ammo was in my dresser drawer.

Also had a single shot .410. The good old days...

Looks like my Parents were wannabe child abusing Felons before their time.

As I posted on a Gun Control Story comments section, I’ve owned Firearms since I was eight years old an I still haven’t killed as many people with my Guns as Ted Kennedy did with his Oldsmobile.


24 posted on 03/19/2013 9:12:33 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

You can refuse.

But you should expect revenge.

They will make things up and have co-workers as witness.

Read “Anonymous Tip” by my old school friend, Michael Farris.
He wrote it as fiction....but it is NOT!


25 posted on 03/19/2013 9:27:36 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

People who use Facebook are opening a world that they are placed under a microscope and endangering them to people who would, could and WILL harm people they perceive to be substantially adverse to their safety.

That is why I closed my account down two years ago and suggest ALL of you do the same if you value your safety.

The government has already started tracking people for everything no matter how vague and insignificant. They don’t have to have a reason - just a personal prejudice or bias to harass/harm others.

I tell you all - get off of facebook. Erase and modify it and then save the changes because if you quite using Facebook the data remains - that is why you change or falsify all data before closing your account.


26 posted on 03/19/2013 9:40:20 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow, my Mossberg 22LR semi-auto rifle that my dad got me 60 odd years ago looked nothing like that piece. The last I remember seeing it, it was in the closet of my dorm room at WMU in Kalamazoo in the late 1950s. Most of the guys in the dorm had hunting rifles in those days. Nobody thought anything was wrong with that.


27 posted on 03/19/2013 9:56:26 PM PDT by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Time to flood the New Jersey CPS with calls on Liberal child abuse.


28 posted on 03/19/2013 10:23:37 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: FreedomStar3028
Never open your door to strangers. If they believe a child is in danger an officer can.
Child services are nothing but neighborhood nannies who can be very dangerous to your freedom.
29 posted on 03/20/2013 12:44:36 AM PDT by MaxMax
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