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The Utah gun company has removed the Lego-themed pistol kit from the market after facing a fierce backlash.

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The Utah gun company has removed the Lego-themed pistol kit from the market after facing a fierce backlash.

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The Utah gun company has stopped selling LEGO-themed pistol kits after facing fierce public backlash and demands from Danish toy makers to remove products. With the colorful “Block 19” pistol kit, owners could have used Lego blocks to create their own sights and designs on the slides of the Glock 19 pistol.

For Culper Precision Revealed the design In late June, the company said: “This is one of my childhood dreams, a prototype of Block 19. You can actually build Lego,” the company said the kit retailed for about $ 600.

However, Block 19 quickly evoked a violent reaction. Some within the gunowner community have said that brightly colored pistols have fed supporters of gun control.

“This is really the most irresponsible gun modification I’ve seen in a long time,” commented one. Gun blog He called it “the perfect feed for the people of” all towns for gun safety “.”

In fact, Everytown advocates take a very public position on toy-like pistols, and Shannon Watts, founder of the affiliate Moms Demand Action, said: Washington post Her first reaction when she saw the pistol was to think that it would “kill the children from illness.”



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