August 06, 2014 01:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Josh Duggar is a loving father and well on the way to having a huge 19 Kids And Counting style family. But the reality star turned lobbyist would be well advised to exercise caution with his kids — they’re a bit too young to be handling assault weapons!
The many members of the Duggar family are used to controversy. Not only have they been attacked for their large family size and their matriarch’s eagerness to continue pushing out babies after the age of forty, their fondness for firearms has also caused a bit of a stir. Last month, Jessa Duggar garnered Facebook criticism when she posed with a semi-automatic rifle. Now, Josh Duggar is under fire for sharing a similar picture….but with his own children!
In a recent Twitter photo posted by Josh, he and Anna Duggar are smiling while standing next to an honor guard soldier. This, in and of itself, would not be enough to spark controversy, nor would haters be particularly bothered by the added presence of Josh and Anna’s adorable children. However, many were unhappy to see Josh’s sons clutching an AR-15. The family’s defenders pointed out that the soldier’s finger was off the trigger and the gun was pointed to the ground, but still — better safe than sorry!
Although he didn’t acknowledge his brood’s proximity to a dangerous weapon, Josh did share the following message: “Honored to meet a soldier in the honor guard.” The reality star has been known to remove tweets or photos when they’re deemed too controversial, so this photo may also disappear at some point.
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Photo Credit: Josh Duggar Twitter