Duggar gun outrage : Children Spotted With Gun

Duggar gun outrage : Children Spotted With Gun

Duggar Drama – Leaving a gun unattended around young children isn’t the best parenting technique.

The Duggars of “19 Kids and Counting” had recently shared a photo from their vacation in Texas which caused a lot of controversy. People are now questioning their gun safety practices.

“BB gun or not it is still careless. She is only 5. My cousin had his eye shot out by one of those things,” someone commented on the photo which was posted on the Duggar Family Facebook page.

“I hope whoever took picture realised it was there and some others were right there behind the camera watching for that matter. It only takes a second and an accident could happen,” another person wrote.

The Duggars are huge gun enthusiasts, and the show’s patriarch Jim Bob previously told Radar in an interview that bearing arms is one of their constitutional rights.

“We believe it is important for children to learn safety about guns and knives to learn how to use them properly,” he said.

Living in Arkansas, Jim Bob and Michelle have raised their boys to go hunting for deer and squirrel, which the girls will later cook.

“Squirrel meat it is really good,” Michelle said during the same interview, adding that “you need a lot of squirrels to feed our family.”

At the time, Jim Bob and Michelle both stressed that they impose a strict gun safety rule in their house, with their guns kept in a safe place that only a few family members have access to. At the same time, those they allow to handle the guns have taken gun safety classes.

  • trailrunner

    Children are taught not to play with items they aren’t suppose too. Would this concern be the same as a chlid walking past the kitchen drawer that holds the knives?

  • franklynn

    So many internet “news” sites calling it a gun, some maintain it’s a shotgun. Definitely NOT a shotgun. Barrel is too thin. More along the lines of a BB gun or pellet rifle. Pretty much just another recreational item used and then put on the ground, like the nearby fishing rod.

    As you may have noticed, it’s sitting there unattended and still hasn’t harmed anyone.