Pink’s husband Carey Hart got slammed again for his unconventional parenting.

On Wednesday he stirred up controversy by posting a video of his 7-year-old daughter firing a rifle. Hart filmed Willow wearing a pink sweatshirt and protective earmuffs as she kneels down to shoot a .22 long rifle on Instagram.

The dad expected a backlash from the footage and called out the “parent police” in his post.

Hart wrote:

Haven’t poked the parent police bear in a few days.

In comments, the pro motocross competitor urged critics to keep an open mind about teaching kids how to properly handle a firearm.

He explained that his family likes to shoot for sport. Hart continued:

Willz and I shooting the 22 rifle. She is getting pretty good. Can hit a 12 inch pie plate from 30 yards.

He revealed that Willow has been shooting since she was 3-years-old:

For the record [none] of us hunt, just enjoy shooting for sport. I’m raising the kids with knowledge of fire arms, how to handle them, shoot them, store them, and avoid them in uneducated hands. #knowledgeispower”

This isn’t the first time Hart has been slammed for his parenting.

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Back in December, he faced criticism for letting his then 1-year-old son, Jameson, ride a motocross bike, as previously reported by Dearly.

In April he was called out for a photo of him and Jameson on a jet ski during a family vacation,

Some fans questioned how the dad is using his fame to support guns in view of recent events. One commenter wrote:

Another said:

There is absolutely no reason why a 3-year-old needs to be shooting a gun. It is just indoctrinating the toxic American culture that guns are somehow ‘cool’ and a ‘hobby’ …

Others, however, felt concern for Willow’s safety. As reported by Us Weekly one Instagram user said the child could have lost control of the firearm and accidentally shot her dad in the face.

So Hart shut down the critic with a simple response:

You’re completely ignorant.

Hart wrote in response to the negative comments:

I enjoy debate and shedding light on subjects that are sensitive like this. Now when you disrespect my country or ‘culture’ I feel I have every right to get nasty.

Now I understand that you don’t ‘give a f**k it’s my 2nd amendment right’ but I sure as hell do.

He continued.

For one I NEVER block anyone, but you are free to unfollow me since my American ways so deeply bother you. Goodbye.

The dad also gained support from like-minded fans. Many followers praised him for educating his kids on gun safety.

What do you think about Willow’s hobby?

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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5 Replies to “Pink’s Husband Posts Video of Daughter Shooting a Rifle to Bait Trolls. He Says It’s Teaching Her Safety”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I don’t own a gun and I don’t advocate for it, but I don’t see anything wrong with this, I think children should be taught about guns and safety of them, they obviously aren’t going to go extinct anytime soon, so may as well teach them properly.

  • Jane G 2 years ago

    Glad he is standing up to the dictators.

  • Jason 2 years ago

    More people need to educate themselves about guns! I applaud him for teaching his kids all about guns and how to safely handle them!

  • Melanie 2 years ago

    My father was an avid hunter of which we ate everything that was caught and he belonged to pistol teams and was considered a sharp shooter. He was extremely strict and he taught me rules of safety about guns. I never saw guns sitting or standing in our home. My dad’s guns were locked in safes. At age 12, I experienced my first hunt. Now 53 years later I no longer hunt, but those rules of safety and the know how to handle guns has been indwelled in my brain from a very little girl. I applaud this father for showing his daughter the right way to handle firearms. I wanted to add as well when my boys were growing up my husband and I educated them on gun safety. I tried to have Eddie the Eagle a mascot for gun safety video shown in schools and day cares and it was rejected. It was a great video showing animated scenario about a child visiting at his friend’s house and they find a gun laying around and it teaches them what to do immediately. It perhaps could have saved lives.

  • […] And at the end of January, Hart directly called out critics in an Instagram post revealing a video showing his daughter shooting a rifle, Dearly reported. […]

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