On Tuesday, TheBlaze broke the story about a father who posted a photograph on Facebook showing his son holding a gun and the subsequent visit that man received from police and social services in New Jersey.

Father and Son questioned over gun photo posted on Facebook appear on Fox

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This morning, “Fox & Friends” had the father and son — Shawn and Josh Moore* — on its show to re-tell the story of the attempt to search and catalog the family’s firearms without a warrant. Here’s the account of the incident in their own words:


“I’ve been shooting guns since I was five,” well-spoken 11-year-old Josh Moore said.

He got the gun for his birthday, he added.

“When they showed up, it was seriously getting me really mad about that one,” he explained.

As for his abilities? “I’m a pretty good shooter.”

Shawn added that the state’s child services department started “threatening” to take his kids if he didn’t show them his guns and let them run the serial numbers. He stood his ground and refused. He said the ordeal lasted about an hour.

Following that interview, TheBlaze again spoke with the Moore’s family lawyer, Evan Nappen. Mr. Nappen told us that the family is still expecting the Department of Youth and Family Services to make another visit to the Moore’s home, possibly with a search warrant.

We will update the story as more information becomes available.

*​TheBlaze had been keeping the name of the child private. However we are revealing it now that dad and son have decided to come forward in full.