The gun control hysteria being pushed by Second Amendment detractors in the wake of last year’s Newtown tragedy reached new heights in New Jersey on March 15, when child welfare workers and police visited the home of a 10-year old boy who had posed with his hunting rifle for a Facebook photo.
When welfare workers and police arrived at the house, they asked to see the family’s guns. Speaking through his attorney, Shawn Moore, the child’s father, said his Second Amendment rights “were threatened.”
The gun in the photo is a .22 caliber rifle made to resemble an AR-15. The boy’s parents believe someone saw the photo on Facebook and “called New Jersey’s anonymous child abuse line.”
Far from abuse, Moore said he bought the gun for his son to use on hunting trips.
New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families has declined to comment on this specific case, saying only that they commonly follow up on anonymous tips.