Some people really love guns, and Lego building blocks. A perfect merging between those two passions has caused Lego to step in.

Lego has starting going against a company with made a fully operational handgun designed to look like a Lego toy gun. Culper Precision recently unveiled the handgun called Block19, which looks exactly what you’d expect a toy gun to look like, except it’s capable of taking lives.

Both the toy manufacturing giant Lego as well as many safety campaigners have been concerned by the recent emerging of the lethal toy-like weapon.

While the gun company showed gratitude for their gun which they describe as “SUPER FUN!” they explained in a statement that there are laws in place which are capable of preventing the unthinkable.

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 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.

The company provided reassurances, but it also took a shot at anti-gunners whom they claimed “leverage” every opportunity and gun invention to take the guns off market.

We built block19 to show all these new firearms owners that guns are not JUST for Law Enforcement and current or former Military, or the types that are prone to overt bravado that is so often portrayed on social media, guns are for EVERYONE, and we want to be the first to welcome new firearms owners from any personality type or political affiliation, if you own a firearm, you are our friend.

The company president Brandon Scott expressed in an interview at The Washington Post that he feels its not his own responsibility, and nor it is the company’s if a child ends up getting shot with the gun. It would be the parent’s. While this sounds grim, there’s no law in place that can stop companies from manufacturing guns that look like toys.

Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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