Todd Starnes, writing for Fox News tells has this example, a dark of night (literally) raid on the home of a gun owner.
New Jersey police and Dept of Children and Families officials raided the home of a firearms instructor and demanded to see his guns after he posted a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son holding a rifle.
The father’s lawyer, Evan Nappen, said,
Someone called family services about the photo. … They wanted to see his gun safe, his guns and search his house. They even threatened to take his kids.
DCF naturally had excuses. A “spokesperson,” while ducking comment on the specific raid assured us all that
The department has a child abuse hotline for the state of New Jersey and anybody can make a call to that hotline. We are required to follow up on every single allegation that comes into the central registry.
Of course they are. With police raids, and not with an individual representative of the department. Because all gun owners are crazies.
It gets better: the father was told [by the raiding police]
I was being unreasonable and that I was acting suspicious because I wouldn’t open my safe[.]
It’s suspicious behavior to insist that Constitutionally acknowledged individual rights be honored. It’s suspicious behavior to object to a warrantless search. It’s suspicious behavior to object to legally owned weapons being inventoried by a government.
This is one of the reasons we have the 4th Amendment: to protect us against exactly this sort of governmental arrogance. These government men knew they were the ones being…unreasonable and suspicious. After threatening to get a search warrant so they could conduct their search, they never did.
This is the offending image:
Notice another example of the stupidity of gun control, especially proposals wanting to ban particular weapons. That’s a .22 rifle, not a “semi-automatic assault weapon.”
Oh, and the boy has a New Jersey hunting license, and he’s passed the state’s hunter safety course.
Of course, nothing wrong having been done (by the victims, anyway), no charges were filed.