Facebook Photo Leads To Social Service Inspection In New Jersey
A story out of New Jersey first reported on The Blaze has gun rights activist up in arms.
Shawn Moore of New Jersey, an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and firearms enthusiast, recently posted the above photograph of his 11-year-old son holding a .22 rifle to Facebook. The photo then somehow made its way to New Jersey's Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).
The story was first made public when Shawn Moore described the incident on the internet forum Delaware Open Carry.
On Friday, March 15, two members of the DYFS accompanied by four local police officers knocked on Shawn Moore's door and demanded to inspect his firearms. Moore alleges the DYFS representatives demanded entry into the home despite not having a search warrant. The DYFS members refused to reveal their names upon request from Moore, then threatened to take Moore's kids when Moore refused to allow them access to his home. As Moore continued pressing for the DYFS employees to reveal their names, the social workers left the scene without ever entering Moore's home or inspecting his firearms.
The story is still ongoing. Moore says the DYFS is still insisting on inspecting his guns.
Our question to you is, do you think state officials have the right to inspect your firearms upon request if they believe a child may be endangered? Or was New Jersey's Department of Youth and Family Services overreacting to the Facebook photo? Let us know in the comment section.