posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 03:28 PM
I have had this happen to me. My nephew decided that he wanted to try out for his school's Rifle Team. I was on that team when I was in school and
still had my target rifle. During summer vacation I took him to a range several times a week and taught him how to shoot. When he went back to
school, he got the "What I Did On My Summer Vacation" paper to write for English class. He wrote about learning how to shoot. A few days later two
CYS people showed up on my Sister's porch demanding to know how many guns she had in the house and how they were stored. When she told them that
there were no guns in the house, they produced a xerox of my Nephew's paper and asked about the rifle that was mentioned in it. She told them that
it was my rifle and that I kept it at my house. A few days later they showed up on my porch asking to see how I stored my weapons. I said "Got a
warrant?". They said "No" and I slammed the door on them. About 2 hours later they showed up again, with a State Police Officer and a warrant. I
looked at the cop and said "Hi Pete.", he answered "Hi JC.". We belonged to the same Hunting and Fishing Club. He told me that he had a warrant
and had to check on how my weapons were stored. It wasn't his choice, he was just doing his job. I asked if I had to let the CYS people in and he
said "No.", just him. So they waited on the porch, while he and I had a couple cups of coffee and talked guns. I showed him what I had and he
liked my Glock, while I was dry firing his .40 cal S&W. After about an hour, we went back out to the porch and he told the CYS people that there was
no problems that he could see, so they could get lost.
I belong to several fraternal organizations and clubs and made it known what had happened. I had scanned the warrant, with the Judge's signature on
it and posted a copy at the Hunting and Fishing Club with my name blacked out. Needless to say that the Judge that issued the warrant was not
re-elected for another term.
One thing that needs to be stated is that the majority of these CYS organizations have little oversight and access to Judges who will do anything that
they want, while requiring very little in the way of proof or evidence that something wrong is happening. This gives them pretty much the authority
to do anything that they want. we just had several of them fired in my town, because they were over heard bragging about how one of them got even
with a girl that she went to school with by having her daughter put into foster care. They need to be reigned in and monitored.