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Mar 20 2013

Authorities Raid Home Over Picture of a Boy With His Rifle

The anti-gun hysteria whipped up by liberal authoritarians in the media and government has created a situation in which a certified firearms instructor and range safety officer can have his house raided by authorities with no warrant late at night because a snoop reported having seen a picture of his son holding a .22 rifle. Can this really be happening in America?

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.”

Big Government responded to public outrage with typical transparency:

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.

The kid has a hunting license and has passed New Jersey’s hunter safety course. No one did anything wrong, other than the jack-booted authorities and the moonbat who sicced them on the Moore family for exercising their right to bear arms.

Welcome to our future if liberals are not turned back decisively.

That’s what an American looks like, libs.

On tips from Jim S, Wiggins, Steve A, Muddypaw, Dr. 9, Jimbo, Bob Roberts, and Don M.

35 Responses to “Authorities Raid Home Over Picture of a Boy With His Rifle”

  1. whotothewhat says:

    Lesson to be learned by this is: STOP! posting anything to Facebook particularly pics. I have stopped using that worthless site a long time ago. It has become a well known fact that Facebook is trolled by law enforcement, fed government and by stasi style informent lapdogs of government. I saw this boy and father on FOX and Friends this morning. The father had contacted his lawyer as soon as the goons showed up and proceeded to force there way into his home and then demanded access to his gun safe in order to record serial numbers of his rifles and guns. The lawyer advised him and the cops this was not going to happen and to get a warrant. That’s when they threaten to take his boy, after telling the goons again to get a warrant they left informing the father they would be back with a warrant but have not yet returned.

  2. Cameraman says:

    Welcome to the State of New Germany! Progs are dangerous to Our Liberty, Screw all of them NOMI..CATTMF!

    Semper Fi

  3. JDavid says:

    Bad news… it is going to get much, much worse. The only way to reverse a revolution is with a revolution. It is time to dissolve the Union lest we all go down in that rapidly sinking ship.

  4. JDavid says:

    Alas! We are already overthrown; most simply have not gotten their heads around that fact yet.

  5. MickeyShea says:

    I agree with whot…STAY THE FUCK OFF OF FARCEBOOK…

  6. JDavid says:

    Amen, MickeyShea! How could any sentient living gun instructor NOT know this was going to happen?! Unless he intends to use it in a MASSIVE lawsuit (we can only hope)…

  7. Henry says:

    Learn your rights, folks! Exercise them!

    There are vids all over YouTube of people refusing all kinds of unlawful, un-Constitutional questioning, searches, etc. Watch them, learn what to do when the thugs attempt to intimidate and bully you into compliance.

    Oh yeah: Delete your Facebook account. You don’t need it. Ask yourself: “Was I on FB 5 years ago?” If the answer is “No”, then you don’t need it.

  8. metprof says:

    I called the Child Protective Services/Cops some years back when the kids living next door (ages 4, 6, 9, and 15) were repeatedly left alone for days while mom and dad took the Harley on extended rides. The young ones told me that the 15 year old and mommy would lake long baths together and the little ones had to stay outside….in the Northern Rockies, in winter.

    The Cops said they couldn’t do anything.

    Too bad we didn’t have a pic of one of the kids with an “assault” rifle.

  9. justme says:

    Soon this will happen to everyone, but they won’t be deterred by lack of a warrant nor calls to a lawyer. They’ll be free to do what they want, end Habeas Corpus and bring everyone in for detention. President Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus during the Civil War, it has happened in this county before.

  10. wildman says:

    why is it that the ones who call it in, complain, bitch, feel insulted by anything and everything always stay anonymous? why cant we learn their names so we can bitch about them and sic the police on them?

  11. db says:

    That looks like an updated version of Ralphie Parker’s Red Ryder gun!

  12. jarhead says:

    These Communists need to face charges! we must not put up with this police state!

  13. Bloodless Coup says:

    The Fed Coats Are Coming!

    The Fed Coats Are Coming!

    Please watch this video on the leaked Army Operations Manual on Internment and Resettlement Camps that Obama plans to use to INDEFINATELY DETAIN political dissidents.

    Then Copy This Link And Send It To Everyone You Know ASAP!!!

  14. Doug says:

    The is is what the American brand of NATIONAL SOCIALISM looks like.

  15. Clingtomyguns says:

    There was a crime committed by the NJ police snd CPS. They sll should be charged with official opression and abuse of office and fired.

  16. reeko says:

    some rational adult has taught this kid well. he has his trigger finger straight, and is holding the weapon correctly, not covering anybody. 100% by the book. PROUD.

    …would rather see this kid holding a weapon than any D in congress, like the one in January in VA who brandished an AK-47 WITH HIS FINGER ON THE TRIGGER, until some adult Republican made an emergency point-of-order to have the dipshit to please take his finger off the trigger. silly moonbats should NEVER be allowed any where near any weapon of any type.

    i salute the parents of this kid. 😉 reeko

  17. SNuss says:

    If you are going to post on Facebook, DO NOT show pictures of weapons and/or valuables of any kind. It isn’t just the cops and Left-wing fascists that look at Facebook that will cause you problems

  18. Sam Adams says:

    This man and his son’s civil rights have been infringed.
    “18 USC § 241 – Conspiracy against rights
    If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
    If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
    They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both…”

    18 USC § 242 – Deprivation of rights under color of law
    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

    The right to keep and bear arms is a civil right. Those that seek to deny those rights should be criminally prosecuted and imprisoned. That also applies to Dianne Feinstein.

  19. Dr. 9 says:

    CBS, which originally put this story out, first said the home was “raided” by police and child welfare Gestapos. Now, they’ve changed it to read, the home was “visited” by police and state child welfare agents. Cute.


  20. Grunt says:

    Firstly, I think this is tragic. Some anonymous busybody gets to remain anonymous, while he or she unleashes this unpleasantness upon the Instructor’s family.

    That person should be properly exposed for the fraudulent reporting, and legal action should ensue; they should get the punishment for the implied “crime” they imposed the Instructor to be guilty of, because surely, the kind of mind that thinks they could know better and does something so petty should be heavily punished.

    I have a Fakebook and it’s set to friends-only; it doesn’t show my name, leads to a throw away e-mail, I have no pictures of family or friends, none of meself, no private information, it’s not synched with my mobile phone, and I don’t discuss a great deal of private info.

    I do link to Bill Whittle vids, articles, point out political issues, and express my opinion or share my sense of humour, but over that…I treat Facebook like the public forum it is: Conduct meself respectfully, present views with factual data, and I don’t play games. Every one that pops up gets blocked and I limit the kinds of information folks can send to my news feed.

    Yet still, I’ve had this account on FB for a couple years, and only in the last six months or so actually used it for anything. So, I can say…yeah…I’m actually thinking about dumping it. Problem is, when you sign the “agreement” you give FB the right to use your data,your images and your info for several months after your info is deleted utterly.

  21. Grunt says:

    Sam Adams…valid points…and these apply to every American Citizen.

    Our government needs to be arrested and held in account of each incident, for every citizen, for every time they restrict of lawfully resident Americans.

    Damn it’s getting ugly…

  22. Grunt says:

    I meant that to read “For every time they impair or restrict the rights of Lawfully resident Americans.”

    Sorry ’bout that.

  23. Flu-Bird says:

    Look out becuase the demacRATS want all guns confiscated and they want the boy sent to

  24. Flu-Bird says:

    Look out becuase the demacRATS want all guns confiscated and they want the boy sent to PINK PUSSIE SCHOOL to be brainwashed into being a Herb Gardener of piano player or ballet dancer instead of a real man they want the boy to be a Girlieman riding a pink bicycle eating garden burgers sipping wine coolers and meditating in the forests sitting lotus style going OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM OOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM OOOOOOOMMMMMM and praying to tree spirits

  25. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    I recall years ago at that same age taking care of four siblings (one was still in diapers) plus running the family farm for days at a time.

    However, I can’t decide whether it is that kids were more responsible back then, or that societal rot brought on by cultural liberalism has morphed today’s adults into babbling thumb suckers.

  26. GoinSane says:

    I heard that the pigs did not enter the house. And any cop that participates in these types of activities w/o resigning deserves to be called a pig.

    Never ever ever ever open your door fur da pigs.

  27. Leo Noel says:

    Any former or current Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Officer reading this article should decide is your whole life, blood, sweat, lost comrades, pensions, etc. worth, watching the very assualt on the average citizen by the very governments that solely exist to serve and protect these citizens?? When will you rise up against the very organizations that have been corrupted into pure evil under the guise of protection, security, “rule of law”, etc. Watch Thomas Drake’s speech/Q&A at the National Press Club video. It is long – over an hour but priceless. His story sadly is happening all over the country and by all levels of government. I no longer trust “law enforcement” because how am I to seperate the wolves from the sheep? Oh, just be compliant and trust them you say !? If you have nothing to hide why should you fear a facist, police state you say!? I will not submit to the Islamists nor the Traitors in our Government!
    “Death to Tyrannts” !! GOD Bless the US Constitution !!!

  28. Flu-Bird says:

    The DEPT of CHILD and FAMILIES need to keep their noses out of the privacy of the home

  29. joegosox says:

    The kid knows firearm safety. His finger is not on the trigger but extended alongside the magazine well. Good job Dad.

  30. TonyD95B says:

    RE: Bloodless Coup on March 20, 2013 at 9:54 am:

    Witless Kook posts an old Military Police Manual on “Internment and Resettlement Operations” and immediately goes all Chicken Little with:

    “The Fed Coats Are Coming! The Fed Coats Are Coming! Please watch this video on the leaked Army Operations Manual on Internment and Resettlement Camps that Obama plans to use to INDEFINATELY DETAIN political dissidents.”

    “Leaked” Army Opreations Manual????”

    You mean FM 3-39 that ANYBODY can read? The same manual you can buy off of freakin’ Amazon or download free off the ‘net???

    Hey, here’s a news flash for ya, Witless – the Military Police receive EXTRA weapons training that regular grunts* don’t normally get, too.

    That MUST mean we’re being trained to shoot civilians, right? It HAS to, right? After all, one of your PREVIOUS posts was all breathless with, “Warning shots will NOT be fired!!!”**

    Hahahahahah – this’d almost be funny, except for your paranoid lunatic buddy Alex Jones, on whose website they have threatened to KILL National Guard MPs if they get called up for “Civil Unrest”. BTW, we get training for that, too.

    F#ck Alex Jones, and f#ck you too – Me and mine took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and defend YOUR rights, and this is how you thank us? With baseless paranoid NONSENSE?

    You have a right to “free speech” – and so do I. I’m gonna hold you accountable for the stupid things you post and tell you to STICK IT.

    Next time we have something like Hurricane Katrina or Sandy, or the LA riots or Wilmington occupation, you’ll be the first motherf#cker to complain if the Guard doesn’t show up. In fact, next time we have a war and the troops aren’t adequately trained for such contingincies as EPW or Internment / Resettlement you’ll probably biyatch about that, too.

    Like the old saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished.

    *Nothing “normal” about my “11-Brave” Brothers…….and I say that with great affection…..hahahahahah.

    **Because in the Army there IS NO SUCH THING as a “Warning Shot” Warning shots are for morons like Joe and Jill Biden blasting off the back deck with a shotgun…………

  31. CGW409 says:

    Good for Moore on standing his ground regarding his 4th Amendment rights.
    Had one of Crook Counties finest pull me aside during a random “safety checkpoint” about 15-20 years ago.
    “Misplaced” my DL and asked me to turn out my pockets just to be sure he hadn’t given it back to me,no dice, I just patted down my pockets til he realized I wasn’t emptying out my pockets for his curiosity.
    Asked to go through a briefcase I had on the seat and told him politely that if he shows me a piece of paper with the word Warrant on it and he could look all he wanted.

  32. Grunt says:

    Type in “Iraqi kids with guns” in your browser and see what the libs ignore.

    I notice they are hypocritically silent on the issue…and I am not surprised at all.

    Something I thought I would mentions, too, in regards to guns and gun incidents. There’s a guy from Southbury Connecticut (not far from Newtown, interestingly) named Steve Barton; he was in the Aurora Colorado movie theatre the night of the shooting…and has been enlisted to Mayor Nanny Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” as a ‘everyman’ voice and a personal face on the “need” for stricter gun control.

    What this moron doesn’t realize, it was due to the fact that the theatre essentially disarmed the law abiding so that the criminal element felt comfortable enough to act. What a flaming idiot.

  33. Dennis Carr says:

    On my sixteenth birthday, I am now 74, my father bought me a 22 caliber Mossberg target rifle.. Today he would be in jail.. Can’t transfer a purchased weapon.. I would walk though the streets of Barrington IL with the rifle on my shoulder with a friend and his airgun. NO SWAT, NO POLICE, NOBODY RUNNING AND SCREAMING! I was normal to see people with firearms and people accepted the fact. I can promise if I put my rifle in the window facing the street as a warning, within an hour the police would be at my house! How do I know this, it has happened, some neighbor took exception to something I said.. He called the police, they felt is was not a good idea, I think it worked fine…

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  35. Vic Kelley says:

    Each one of us is going to have to decide. I don’t know what that family went through. If they had resisted the raid they could have been killed. But at some point it won’t just be a public relations snafu that ends with the civilian suing the police. Sooner or later someone’s family pet will be killed by heavy handed cops who…wait a minute that happens all the time. Well, sooner or later someone’s rights will be violated just because they are law-abiding…wait a minute that happens too. It happened here. At some point law-abiding homeowners are going to have to use deadly force against the police. Lawsuits don’t scare cops. We the people need to scare cops.

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