19 Kids And Counting fans are in a fit about the Duggar family after one of the young kids was photographed with a gun!
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The Duggars are going to have criticism shot their way with this one. The family, who were on vacation in Texas, posted a photo to their Facebook page showing Josie standing right in front of a gun – with no supervision! Commenters have said the gun appears to be a .22 shotgun and are lambasting the family for being careless with the youngster while her older siblings are busy fishing.
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But this isn’t the first time a Duggar child has been spotted with a firearm in their hand. And even here, father Jim Bob assists his kids in using guns recreationally.
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In an interview with RadarOnline, Jim Bob defended the family’s right to the Second Amendment saying: “Bearing arms is one of our constitutional rights. We believe it is important for children to learn safety about guns and knives to learn how to use them properly.”
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But could they be taking the right too far? In 2011, John David Duggar, then 20, was photographed holding three guns with a foreign exchange student.
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Even sister Jessa Duggar was photographed last year holding an automatic rifle and captioned the picture with hash tag “#DontmesswithJessa.”
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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar also posted this photo of Jedidiah, who recently turned 16, holding a 12 gauge shotgun on Christmas on their Facebook.
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The couple outraged many fans with the photo. "Don't understand why a Christian family who values life would want to own devices that were specifically designed to destroy it," one commenter wrote.
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According to the state of Arkansas, however, children under 18 are allowed to use a gun as long as they have their parents' permission.