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Family Says New Jersey Overreacted To Boy’s Gun Photo On Facebook (WTH?)
CBS Philly ^ | March 20, 2013

Posted on 03/20/2013 10:17:56 AM PDT by KansasGirl

Edited on 03/20/2013 10:22:33 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

CARNEYS POINT, N.J. (AP) – The ruddy-cheeked, camouflage-clad boy in the photo smiles.., proudly holding a gun his father gave him as a present for his upcoming 11th birthday.

The weapon in the photo, posted by his dad on Facebook, resembles a military-style assault rifle but, his father says, is actually just a .22-caliber copy. And that, the family believes, is why child welfare case workers and police officers visited the home in Carneys Point last Friday and asked to see his guns.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: brakingnews

1 posted on 03/20/2013 10:17:56 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

The gun Governor of the state, Chris Christie, the wannabe “Conservative” has an anti-gun AG - the SECOND in a row of two. Hardly surprising. Additionally his gun buy-back programs are generating fear and panic among the non-gun owning residents.

Unfortunately for the people of New Jersey the Democrats are even worse on the Second Amendment, follwing in the footsteps of the people across the Hudson River in New York City and State.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 10:22:37 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: KansasGirl

It is foolish to post anything of any significance on Facebook. Some folks actually post that they are going on vacation for however long.

If you want any right to privacy, do not flash all your stuff to the world.


3 posted on 03/20/2013 10:22:46 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: KansasGirl
BUMP TO THE TOP!
these (black-booted) thugs
are enbolded by recent events.

4 posted on 03/20/2013 10:24:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: KansasGirl
This is making the national media. What is amazing is how street smart the mother & father were in this situation. The Child Protective people (with police escort) showed up, the wife called the husband who drove home to be there, had his attorney specializing in 2nd amendment rights on the cellphone speakerphone function, during the discussion with folks.

He asked the Child Protective people to identify themselves, they didn't. He asked for their warrant when they wanted to look in his gun safe; they didn't have one. He then told them to leave, which they reluctantly did.

This is a classic case of someone in government being too full of themselves and their power. It is lucky it turned out how it did. It could have gone much worse.

5 posted on 03/20/2013 10:35:56 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: KansasGirl

Child services say they are obligated to investigate ALL reports made to them.

If someone acts out of sheer spite, makes up something ridiculous, and phones it in; if someone who doesn’t even know you, picks your name out of thin air and plays a prank on you, calling to report child abuse — the agents will come and threaten you with legal action (court warrant, and you never know if it’ll end with that) unless you open your door, let them in, let them explore, answer all questions, and permit them to photograph your child for their files; the files last until your children (all of them) reach the age of majority.

If a prankster pulled a fire alarm, he’d be in trouble. If he phones a false report to CPS, there are no consequences.

And they never tell you who called them, either.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 10:46:45 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Robert357

Most LEOs are too stupid top realize when the oligarc hs are setting them up. Little barry bastard boy’s unJustice Department is trying to provoke the ‘perfect offense’ by which cries for gun confiscation will roll in.


7 posted on 03/20/2013 10:47:55 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: angry elephant

“It is foolish to post anything of any significance on Facebook.”

Amen! Of course, that leaves only insignificant things, making Facebook and its ilk monumental time-wasters. That’s one reason I have refused all invitations to join up.


8 posted on 03/20/2013 10:59:25 AM PDT by Wombat Ark
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To: MHGinTN

LEOs: Equipped better than most armies, drunk on power and beholden to their union masters. Not a good combination.


9 posted on 03/20/2013 11:25:51 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: clintonh8r
I would sue the crap out of them and make it as public as I could. It is time for the anti constitution anti gun moron zealots to get a hard legal kick in the gonads. I would not settle this I would make all involved testify and publish every scrap of information that I could google on them along with a full update on their assuming power that they didn't legally have. I would sue every agency involved and every person involved individually.
Make it hurt so bad that they think 10 times before they ever try to use the force of fear to invade another persons home again.
10 posted on 03/20/2013 11:49:30 AM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: oldenuff2no

I agree. I hope this family is going to do that. It will be hard on them. The police and the state don’t take to being embarrassed and they’ll push back but the public needs to know just how close to the mid-nite knock on the door and the jack-boot this anti-Second Amendment hysteria is becomming.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 12:30:03 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: angry elephant
It is foolish to post anything of any significance on Facebook. Some folks actually post that they are going on vacation for however long.

If you want any right to privacy, do not flash all your stuff to the world.

There you go..

I have relatives, sons, grandkids all over Face Book.
They won't listen to me. I don't, never will have a Face Book account.

12 posted on 03/20/2013 2:33:10 PM PDT by Vinnie
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