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Kids Around Guns: Bristol Palin's Fiancé, Baby Daddy Levi Johnston Slammed For 'Recklessness'

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Mar. 30 2015, Updated 7:41 a.m. ET

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Sarah Palin is an outspoken proponent of gun owners' rights, but are her gun-friendly grandchildren at risk? After Bristol Palin's fiancé, Dakota Meyer, and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, both came under fire for posting photos of children with guns, RadarOnline.com spoke with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A spokesperson warned the families that this is a "teachable moment" and they have a responsibility not to promote an "attitude of recklessness."

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Bristol's new fiancé, Dakota Meyer, posted a picture on his Facebook page where he was holding a baby with a gun clearly visible on the table next to him. "Gun safety begins at home. With responsible parents asking is there an unlocked gun where my child visits or plays," Jonathan Hutson, of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence told Radar. "All parents, gun owners or not should ask whether there is an unsecured gun where their child plays. This is a teachable moment for all parents, gun owners or not, to find a common ground because kids and unlocked guns don't mix. They're a fatal combination."

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Bristol Palin's baby daddy, Levi Johnston, also recently shared a photo of his young daughter holding what looks like a shotgun. "All public figures should think carefully of the images they post of children and guns and consider whether they are promoting an attitude of recklessness or an example of responsible parenting," Hutson told Radar.

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The Brady Campaign has a national endeavor called the "Ask Campaign," Hutson told Radar. "The website is where parents, gun owners or not, can learn more about how and why to ask the lifesaving question 'Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?'"

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Hutson said "teaches responsible parents how and why to ask this lifesaving question. Every day 7 children in America are shot and killed unintentionally. 1.7 million children in America live in homes with unlocked loaded guns. Many families get guns with the mistaken belief that it will help keep their children safe, only to find the dangerous consequences of giving children easy access to unlocked, loaded guns."​

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