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Kim Kardashian Under Fire After Tweeting – and Then Deleting – Diamond-Encrusted Gun Photo

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Kim ... and the gun. (Ray Tamarra/Getty Images/Twitter)

Does Kim Kardashian need to do a better job of practicing what she preaches?

The pregnant reality star reportedly tweeted a photo of a diamond-encrusted gun – and then immediately took it down after many of her 17 million followers gave her grief … but not before some media outlets were able to get a grab of the image and the outrage it evoked.

"You have too much influence to be this blind and ignorant,” wrote one commenter, according to ABC News. “Innocent children & people still die even if the gun is pretty.” Added another, “When everyone is debating gun control, this is what you post – as if it’s just a fun accessory?”

The post in question comes just weeks after Kardashian, 32, asked her fans to join her in signing a pledge to help reduce gun violence on the heels of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

This isn’t the first time Kardashian has shown an interest in firearms. In November – weeks before the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre – she posted a photo on Instagram of herself shooting a gun at a gun range with the caption “Bang bang.” Previously, she uploaded a photo of a gun designed by Yves Saint Laurent in June … both times, without incident.

Kardashian’s rep declined omg!’s request to comment on the situation.

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