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Bristol Palin’s husband posts photo of gun lying next to their 7-month-old

Bristol Palin, Dakota Meyer
Bristol Palin (L) and Dakota Meyer (R) are pictured in their car, as posted to Instagram. Instagram/Dakota Meyer

Bristol Palin‘s husband, Dakota Meyer, has faced the wrath of social media after posting a photo to Instagram showing his seven-month-old daughter Sailor Grace in her car seat, right next to his handgun.

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Meyer, 28, is a former Marine and a lifelong advocate for firearms. In the photo caption, he writes that “carrying has always been important to me.”

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Carrying has always been important to me for my own safety but now it is imperative because now I have someone relaying on me. Every day, everywhere I go, every time I carry and am honors to be using the Blood Stripe holster from @gcodeholsters. #dakotameyer0317 #ccw #fatherhood

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Now, he says, being armed is even more important because he has to protect his young daughter. Many social-media users lambasted Meyer for his post, including celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

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Bristol and her mother, former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin, are also gun advocates. The pair hit the gun range just two weeks after Sailor Grace was born for a “home defence and safety” gun course.

Two weeks ago, Meyer and Bristol posted another photo of Sailor Grace, this time with a piece of heavy artillery — a Gatling gun — and the caption “future member of the NRA.”

 

Bristol recently partnered with LifeHouse Maternity Home, a safehouse for women, to design a charity T-shirt. On Friday, she posted a photo to Instagram with her sister Piper, 15, modelling it.

 

Bristol has been a teen-pregnancy prevention spokesperson after she became pregnant at age 17.

“Please do me a favor and support this amazing place and tell America how you feel about life, God, and guns,’ she wrote of the T-shirts, which have the words “Pro Life, Pro God, Pro Gun” emblazoned on the front.

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Meyer and Bristol revealed in June that they had married in a secret ceremony, and they have one child together. Bristol has another child, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, with ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston.

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