Cops raid family home over Facebook photo of child posing with gun

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A New Jersey family is considering taking legal action after their home was raided by police and state bureaucrats responding to a Facebook photo of their son posing with a legally owned firearm.

Four local police officers and two officials from the New Jersey Dept. of Children and Families the home of Shawn Moore in the Salem County township of Carneys Point. The officials demanded to see the home owners’ guns.

Moore, a firearms instructor, posted a photo of his 11-year-old son holding a rifle on Facebook Tuesday. Shortly thereafter, an anoymous call was placed to the family services agency, Moore’s attorney, Evan Nappen, told Fox News.

“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,” Nappen said.

The Dept. of Children and Families has a child abuse hotline that anyone can make a call to. The organization is required to follow up on “every single allegation that comes into the central registry,” the department’s spokesperson, Kristen Brown, told Fox News.

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