Jessa Duggar Triggers Backlash With Controversial Picture (LOOK)

Jessa DuggarWho doesn't love themselves some Duggars from time to time? Agree with their lifestyle or not, there's just something so honest and real and wholesome and sweet about them. We've fallen in love with this family over eight seasons of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, and as the older kids have grown up, it's been neat to see them continue to be perfect little darlings who never do anything controversial -- oh wait.

The Duggars themselves are already controversial basically just by virtue of existing. They have 19 children. By choice. And they have, like, traditional values and stuff. And don't kiss until they're married. And they don't date, they "court."

Call it what you want, but Jessa Duggar recently went on a (chaperoned) date with her boyfriend Ben Seewald, where the two participated in some questionable activities -- and boy oh boy did they hear about it when Ben posted pics of Jessa to his Facebook wall.

The couple appear to be in a gun shop, and Jessa is looking like a super bad ass chick, glaring into the camera whilst holding a very large semi-automatic rifle. Seewald, who is currently in a courtship with Jessa, posted the photo with the caption: "My AWESOME girlfriend, #DontmesswithJessa."

Jessa Duggar

Don't mess with Jess, indeed! Of course, the Internet commenters went a little bit nutso, because zomg (!!) zee girl has a gun! Zee Christian girl has a serious firearm, and her Jesus-freak boyfriend thinks it's awesome!

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One person even commented, "Wow, would Jesus carry that weapon?" to which my only response is no, because Jesus would've stopped the bullets like Neo in The Matrix if someone had tried to kill him before his time. But we can't all be The One, can we?

Anyway, the backlash is pretty predictable, but I have to say it's kind of nice to see Jessa Duggar looking like a kick-butt female. So many naysayers of the family's lifestyle think their women are subjugated, but like Ben said ... don't mess with Jessa.

Do you think it's inappropriate for a young lady to handle such a large weapon?

 

Images via Ben Sewell/Facebook

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nonmember avatar Heather Russell

No I don't think it's a bad picture. My 10 year old daughter can shoot my 380 pistol better than most grow women. The way this world is I think all women should not only feel comfortable holding a gun, but also know how to use it if need be. Love me or hate me for what I've said. I don't care

RobJar RobJar

They are from Arkansas.

IKnow... IKnow0101

From my understanding all the children once they hit a certain age learn to use firearms. But honestly who cares.

Sarah Cazier

Jessa is adorably awesome!

nonmember avatar Virginia Latte

Its inappropriate to have such large guns for sale! Since they are for sale - it is not inappropriate for Jessa or any female to hold the gun. Unless she is thinking about buying it and using it. Clearly one can see that she is joking around!!!

Susan Thompson

All of the Duggar children are upstanding young people. With that being said, Jessa and Ben are just being typical kids, goofing around.  Nothing wrong with that so leave them alone!!

nonmember avatar Adrien

Jesus would have stopped bullets like in the Matrix? Are you freaking kidding me? That is so ignorant.

mrsary mrsary

She is my favorite and so beautiful!

nonmember avatar Mark

I own guns, having grown up with them as tools for hunting that could also be used as a last resort for self defense and thankfully have never had to be used for that purpose, and I can tell you that my father who taught me how to handle firearms safely and effectively would have whipped my butt if he ever saw me posing with a gun to look "cool". Guns are not toys. They are not fetish objects. The problem isn't firearms, the problem is the modern Gun Culture that fetishizes these military style "black guns", fueled by a dark synergy between the Firearms Industry and the Video Gaming Industry, makers of games like "Call of Duty:Black Ops" to romanticize these military style firearms to people, especially young people, who have no background as sportsmen and no respect for firearms as tools. What is wrong with this picture is it reflects that dysfunctional and dangerous culture that treats guns as fetish objects.

Noahs... Noahs-Mom

guns are legal. I dont see an issue. It isnt like she is shooting a person. She is standing in a shop posing for a photo. Get a life. 

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