What? It’s Just A Baby Holding A Gun; Photo Controversy

(Woodbridge, CT) A picture of a 6-month-old holding a rifle is getting a lot of attention after being posted by a gun store.

The owner, Mike Majewski told the Los Angeles Times the father of the child places the unloaded gun across his daughter when he realized how light it was.

Majewski then said, “She grabbed the rifle and put on a big smile. [The father] thought it was adorable, so he took a picture.”

The picture was shared on the store’s Facebook page and took off, causing a lot of debate.

One person said, “After everything that happened in Connecticut with Sandy Hook and everything that’s going on with the gun laws, why would you have your baby holding a gun…a big gun?”

dadThe father suggested critics were unfairly making too much out of it. “My hand was on it… it was safety checked,” he said of the weapon.

Some think it’s extremely irresponsible of the father, others worried the gun was loaded.

But there are those who felt it was a cute, harmless picture.

The photo was eventually removed at the request of the family.

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8 comments

  • Tim

    “One person said, “After everything that happened in Connecticut with Sandy Hook and everything that’s going on with the gun laws, why would you have your baby holding a gun…a big gun?”

    Possible mangina of the year awardee.

  • Mom

    Abslutely adorable!!! To a certain segment of the mentally challenged. God help these people….please!

  • Reah

    Guns dont kill people do, my only concern would be if the child see a gun and the father is not around. The child would see a gun as a toy at this age. A child should only be introduced to a gun when they are old enough to understand the responsibility, the pros and cons of guns.

  • pat holdren

    Wonder if anyone that whined about the photo knows one thing about bolt actions? The kid could be chewing on the muzzle of the barrel, with a round chambered and pulling the trigger all day long with any results.

    Why you ask? The bolt is open…

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