Welcome to my totalitarian state of New Jersey-
A Dad posts a photo of his son holding an unloaded rifle (.22 magazine inserted but indicator clearly empty) on Facebook. Someone who saw his post or page decided to pretend to believe that the act of having the child holding the firearm put his life life in danger and drops an anonymous dime to the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). One of their Leftist/state control of parents-loving agents shows up at the home with the cops. The agent demands to be directed to the firearms in the household, and interestingly also wrongfully insists that they must all be registered. (Only handguns need be registered in NJ). The Mom, surprised at the intrusion, does let them in but calls her husband to tell him what they want. He of course makes it painfully clear that the only way they will see any guns or search the house is if they have a warrant, which they did not. He also calls his lawyer, who happens to be the best firearms law attorney in NJ - Evan Nappen.
Needless to say, due to the quick thinking of the Mom and Dad, the agent and the cops had to leave disappointed, but as they say, "Don't go away mad, just go away".
From The Blaze-
Last night I was out with a buddy of mine. I got a text from my wife that the cops and dyfs are at the house and they wanna check out my guns and needed me to open my safe.
I’m instantly on my way. I get in contact with evan Nappen on the way. I explain the situation. I walk in my house and hand the phone to the first cop I see. Then direct all of em outside. Dyfs got a call because of a pic on my son holding a gun. They wanted to look around and check all my guns out, make sure they were all registered. Obviously that didn’t go well because I refused. I had Nappen on speaker phone the entire time so they had to deal with both of us. They kept trying to pressure me to open my safe. They had no warrant, no charges, nothing. I didn’t budge. I was told I was being “unreasonable” and that I was acting suspicious because I wouldn’t open my safe. Told me they were gonna get a search warrant. Told em go ahead. Nappen (my lawyer) asked me for the dyfs workers name. she wouldnt give it. i asked for credentials and she wouldnt show em. i tried to take a pic of her and she turned around real fast and walked away. After a while of them threatening to take my kids, get warrants and intimidation they left. Empty handed and seeing nothing.
People it can happen that fast. Most people wouldn’t have stood up to them like I did."
(1)In the actual presence or under the direct supervision of his father, mother or guardian, or some other person who holds a permit to carry a handgun or a firearms purchaser identification card, as the case may be;...."
Not only that, but the kid clearly had his finger along the trigger guard, not inside of it.
NRA Certified Range Safety Instructor
NJ State Certified Firearms Hunting Instructor"