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The Duggars' carelessness with guns puts 5-year-old Josie in danger (PHOTO)

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

The Duggars get schooled on gun safety after posting these shocking pics

Another day, another Duggar controversy — but this one could have serious repercussions for the welfare of the Duggar children.

The 19 Kids and Counting family has been sharing vacation photos from their recent trip to Texas, but two pics in particular have raised a few eyebrows. What's the issue? Guns. More specifically, the issue is that a gun was left lying around on the ground while no one seemed to be paying attention to the youngest Duggar child, Josie.

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The first photo shows the gun laying on the ground while some of the older kids fish.

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It's bad enough that the gun is just lying there, but the next photo will give you goosebumps.

In this chilling photo, we can see the backs of all the older kids turned on the gun as 5-year-old Josie appears to walk toward it.

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Commenters could not believe that the family could be so careless with a weapon — even if, as it was suggested by several, that weapon was not the rifle it appeared but actually a BB gun.

The Duggars get schooled on gun safety after posting these shocking pics

The Duggars get schooled on gun safety after posting these shocking pics

The Duggars get schooled on gun safety after posting these shocking pics

BB gun or not, shouldn't weapons of any kind be stored properly when not in use — especially when small children are around?

Images: Duggar Family Official Facebook

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