Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Post a pic of your child with a gun - Get a Visit from Child Protection and the police
"The ruddy-cheeked, camouflage-clad boy in the photo smiles out from behind a pair of glasses, 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"
Someone evidently called Child Protection Services, because a father gave his child a .22 copy of an AR-15. The CPS Caseworker shows up bring 3 police officers who ask to see the guns and to see if they are registered. New Jersey law doesn't require registration, so this is a backdoor way of registering of firearms for one. For two, anti-gun persons and gun control advocates will see this as a way of legally harassing lawful firearms owners.
This sets a bad precedent, where people who don't like that you own firearms will call the various welfare agencies and get firearm owners harassed. For them it is a win-win scenario. They don't actually have to prove their point, they just need to get an investigation started. As the various welfare agencies seem to specialize on over reach and mission creep, I fear this family is in for the fight of their lives both to keep custody of their children, and their firearms.
I ask you to think about the possibilities this opens up for the anti-gun forces.
And I ask you to start taking steps now, to prevent it happening to you or other lawful firearms owners.