posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 08:45 AM
New popular disclaimer: Searched for this story using the search feature, looked at the new story list, looked at the recent posts list, and did not
find this listed anywhere. If it got posted before I had time to fill out a proper thread OP, I apologize now.
Link to Source Story: Family’s
Home Raided over Facebook Photo of Child’s 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.
I guess it doesn't matter that Sean Moore "is a certified firearms instructor for the National Rifle Association, an NRA range safety officer and a
New Jersey hunter education instructor". Th photo posted even shows the kid with his finger "welded" to the frame of the rifle, and NOT on the
trigger, as is correct for safety.
With his attorney on speaker phone, Moore instructed the officers to leave his home. “I was told I was being unreasonable and that I was acting
suspicious because I wouldn’t open my safe,” Moore wrote on the Delaware Open Carry website. “They told me they were going to get a search
warrant. I told them to go ahead.”
IMO, the most telling item here is this, spoken by Dept. of Children and Families spokesperson, Kristen Brown:
the person who reported the false allegations of abuse cannot be held liable
In the end, however, he stood up for his rights, professionally and not in an antagonistic manner, and they left with no charges filed. This is how
the law is supposed to work, however, for a police officer to demand you forfeit your rights is wrong on so many levels here....stop the madness
folks, and lets all think before we react out of fear. FEAR is what will be our downfall if we do not stop this now.