The emasculation of America continues as what used to be considered wholesome and normal is now considered creepy and perverse. Add to that a healthy dollop of attempted violations of the 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendments to the Constitution, and we ourselves a glimpse into the dysfunction that is today's United States.
If you want to read the ins and outs of this tale, go to the link at the The Blaze, but for the shorter version, here it is:
A dad (who is an NRA-certified firearms instructor; not that it matters) posted on his Facebook page a photo of his 11 year-old son holding an AR-type .22 rifle. Someone reported this apparently horrific crime to local law enforcement, and before you know it, a New Jersey child protective services worker and four local cops show up at the guy's door, and the CPS lady wants to go in the guy's house and inspect his guns. Yes, really!
In no uncertain terms, the guy said "No." Then things got even more interesting. Seriously, click on the link above, and read the whole story.
In the meantime, I can easily up the ante on this one. Forget a still photo; here is a video of my son shooting my .223/5.56mm Smith and Wesson M&P 15 AR-style rifle a couple weeks ago:
Boys holding and shooting rifles used to be so normal, people didn't even think twice about it. Now people like me have to post videos of such a thing in order to desensitize those who now get the vapors from viewing such a shocking scene.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson