Over the weekend, it was reported that Jon Gosselin pulled a gun on a female paparazzo and fired a warning shot after she trespassed onto his property. And now reports are claiming that the reason behind Jon's irrational reaction wasn't because he felt violated (though I'm sure that, too), but because he has a deal in place with a specific photographer, who has agreed to split the profits made off of photos of him with Jon himself. Gross, right? But complicating matters even more is the fact that Kate Gosselin is pissed that Jon fired a gun. Really pissed. The mom of eight has taken Jon's rash behavior as an alarming wake-up call that her kids could be unsafe when under his supervision -- and she's taking legal action.
Think what you want of the lady, but it's kind of hard to disagree with her on this one. Would you want your kids staying with a down-on-his-luck trigger-happy dude who lives in the woods?
Sources told TMZ that Kate is "profoundly concerned" with Jon's behavior, and she feels that firing a gun was an "extreme reaction" to the situation. Kate is supposedly dumbfounded that Jon didn't simply call 911 instead. She's apparently now talking to "her people" about getting some sort of order in place that requires Jon to keep his firearms locked up at all times when the children are there. She also wants a judge to prohibit Jon from firing weapons when the kids are visiting.
Can't really argue with a mom not wanting her ex to fire a gun around her eight children and to ask that all weapons be locked up, now, can you? If I were Kate, I'd be extremely unsettled right now, thinking about my kids being in Jon's care. Trespassing is wrong, but I think we can all agree that Jon's reaction was way out of line -- especially when we hear the supposed reasoning behind it. And if the guy is so hard up for cash that he's willing to fire a gun on a woman who came onto his property, I wouldn't be surprised if he'd do it while his kids were there, too. And there's all sorts of horrifying and dangerous potential in that situation.
Did you think Kate is right to want to protect her kids?
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