Back in June, a manufacturing company that encases Glock handguns with mod kits made headlines when they revealed a custom handgun that was built using Legos. First revealing the pistol on Instagram, the company’s thought behind the creation was nothing more than a jab at those who wanted to infringe on the Second Amendment. Everyone knows a single Lego to an unprotected foot can bring down even the strongest of men, so the company made a gun that would “simply be too painful to tread on.” And as you can imagine, the liberals weren’t too thrilled with a children’s toy being used to make a weapon.
Sharing the picture of the gun, the company also wrote a caption, saying, “We have been building guns out of blocks for the last 30 years and wanted to flip the script to aggravate Mom. There is a satisfaction that can ONLY be found in the shooting sports and this is just one small way to break the rhetoric from Anti-Gun folks and draw attention to the fact that the shooting sports are SUPER FUN! Here’s the thing. Guns are fun. Shooting is fun. 30 rounds full auto is fun.”
As mentioned above, it didn’t take long before the photo went viral and many liberals were triggered by what they saw. Instead of seeing it for what it was, the backlash from the left even caused Lego to not only condemn the creation but to demand the company take the picture down. The company behind the pistol, Culper Precision ultimately complied as Lego released a statement saying, “We have contacted the company and they have agreed to remove the product from their website and not make or sell anything like this in the future.”
Claiming the firearm was created in the spirit of “freedom, fun, and responsible gun ownership”, Culper Precision released a post on Wednesday thanking people for their comments and expressing their First Amendment rights.
“We just want to extend a huge [kiss emoji] to all the Block 19 haters out there. We have decided to take down the product after some communication with Lego. What does have us deeply concerned is the number of people who evidently grant their children unsupervised access to firearms. All of this was about the process of freedom, fun, and responsible gun ownership. Yet there are millions of angry, freedom-hating people out there who wish to exercise their First Amendment rights. Thank you for your comments and responses, we’ve seen a lot of good and a lot of bad.”
As for the future of Culper Precision, they stood by their products, “Our business is taking a firearm of known value and transforming it into a personalized invaluable treasure for a fair price. People have the right to customize their property to make it look like whatever they want. It is our business to assist firearms owners in making their guns better reflect them as a person and individual, our pieces speak to the owner of the gun as they have selected those options from a seemingly infinite range of possibilities. It seems that no matter what we create in the firearms industry anti gunners seem to leverage every *true* innovation (block19 is NOT an innovation it is a fun safe queen) shortly after its release to talk about why guns are bad. We are sick of the past.”