No charges in case of Josh Moore, Carneys Point boy, pictured with gun

Police in southern New Jersey say they are not filing charges against a man who says he believes an online photo of his young son

Authorities showed up at the home after the boy’s picture with the gun was posted on Facebook.

Authorities showed up at the home after the boy’s picture with the gun was posted on Facebook. (3/21/13)

CARNEYS POINT - Police in southern New Jersey say they are not filing charges against a man who says he believes an online photo of his young son with a rifle led child welfare workers and police to the family's home.

Police in Carneys Point said yesterday that they went to the home of Shawn Moore with caseworkers last week after getting a tip that his 10-year-old son may have had access to guns and ammunition.

Moore says he believes the response was due to a photo he posted on Facebook of his son Josh holding a .22-caliber rifle. Moore says the gun was a gift for the boy's upcoming 11th birthday.

The case riled gun rights advocates, who say the family was defending its constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure.

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