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Posted on 03/19/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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.
“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:
Facebook is the devil.
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.
Can you refuse social services entry to your house? Or can they just come in no matter what?
Yep. With force.
Let the courts, God, and graves registration figure out the details.
We're free men, or we are slaves.
Get the h377 out of these blue states. I mean get out, get to a decent place and keep the damn leftists out.
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)
Where is the ACLU when rights really are trampled on.
Chris Matyszczyk is wetting his bed in fear of an 11-year old with a .22 rifle?
Well, isn’t that special...
Here are some of his visitors. Usually I wouldn't show this full size, but it's hard to see details on smaller size.
Oh, yeah! That’s a Spike’s Tactical lower receiver! I’ve got one of those bad boys!
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.
” a lady from the Department of Youth and Family Services refused to identify herself.”
What the hell.was she there for than.
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.
Notice the Magpul accessories on that Rifle?
Way to go DogByte!
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.