Jessa Duggar, one of the stars of 19 Kids And Counting, is getting some negative press after she was pictured holding an assault rifle in a Facebook picture posted by her boyfriend Ben Seewald.

Jessa Duggar Gets Backlack For Posing With Gun

Duggar, 21, is wielding a machine gun with pink accents in the picture, which appears to be taken in a gun shop. Seewald had captioned the snap, "My AWESOME girlfriend. #DontmesswithJessa.”

Though many comments on the Facebook post were supportive, there were a number that questioned Jessa's promotion of the firearm.

"Wow, would Jesus carry that weapon?" asked one commenter. Another one wrote, "Why does someone need that kind of a weapon in their home. Isn't that the kind of guns they give soldiers who are at war. No wars going on in North America. People who think it's okay to keep weapons like this in their homes scare me. And yes, I have shot guns. I used to take marksmanship when I was in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. I truly don't feel I need a giant gun to protect myself."


A week of entertainment news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

Jim Bob Duggar On Guns

Duggar patriarch and avid supporter of the second amendment Jim Bob Duggar has defended the family’s familiarity with firearms in the past. “We believe it is important for children to learn safety about guns and knives,” Jim Bob told RadarOnline. “To learn how to use them properly and to learn not to use them to hurt others but to use them as a tool,” he said, adding that bearing arms is “One of our constitutional rights.”

Seewald appears to be a staunch advocate of the second amendment as well. He also shares the Duggar’s views on abortion and uses his Facebook page to share promote pro-life/anti-abortion causes.

Jessa and Seewald, 19, have been publicly courting since last fall after meeting at church. They’ve decided to follow Jim Bob’s suggestion that they forgo holding hands until they become engaged and wait for marriage to share their first kiss.


Leave a comment

Read more about: