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Read the Comments That Ensued After a Reality TV Star Posed With an AR-15: ‘No Human Needs a Machine Gun’

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"I doubt her parents are proud of that picture."

Reality television star Jessa Duggar, who appears on TLC's "19 and Counting," has found herself under fire after posing for a picture with a firearm last month.

The photo, taken by her boyfriend Ben Seewald, shows the 21-year-old holding a black and pink AR-15 rifle. It was taken last month, but recently drew ire from gun-control activists who contend the picture is inappropriate after several media outlets published stories on it this week.

"Jessa, of all the things you can be representing, please consider this ... with all the horrific and senseless killings that have been occurring in our society lately, it's not the wisest thing in the world to be casually holding a machine gun in a photo for all to see," one individual wrote in a comment.

"No human needs a machine gun," another added.

"While I believe in the right to bare arms, I can't believe a Christian would send out this photo because it's fun. if you want to be an adult act like one. I doubt her parents are proud of that picture," echoed yet another person.

The post has attracted hundreds of comments, with the most recent ones overwhelmingly expressing support for Duggar.

"There is nothing wrong with this picture," an individual wrote.

"Lighten up people," another said.

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