Trump Jr. displays gun magazine showing Hillary Clinton behind bars

Trump Jr. displays gun magazine showing Hillary Clinton behind bars
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE’s son Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday shared a picture of himself on Instagram holding an AR-15-style rifle featuring a magazine with an illustration of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOmar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat Bernie Sanders's Super Tuesday problem Democrats worried about Trump's growing strength MORE behind bars.

“Nice day at the range. @rarebreedfirearms and @spikes_tactical adding a little extra awesome to my AR and that mag,” Trump Jr. said in a post about his rifle and the magazine, an apparent reference to the frequent "lock her up" chants that erupt at Trump campaign rallies.

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Nice day at the range. @rarebreedfirearms and @spikes_tactical adding a little extra awesome to my AR and that mag...

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The rifle was also adorned with a cross symbol used during the Crusades. The Instagram post featured a variety of pictures of the AR-15 style rifle, which was made by Texas-based Rare Breed Firearms and named the Crusader. It remains unclear if Trump Jr. owns the weapon. 

In response to some backlash online, a spokesperson for Trump Jr. told The Hill that the "Instagram post was strictly about him using a famous meme to mock Hillary Clinton, as he and many others have done on numerous occasions and will surely do again in the future, so long as it continues triggering humorless liberals."

The Washington Post noted that Rare Breed Firearms appeared to create the design featured on the lower receiver Trump Jr. is pictured holding. Spike’s Tactical distributes lower receivers featuring the cross symbol. It also sells magazines featuring the cartoon of Clinton behind bars for $20 on its website

Following Trump Jr.'s Instagram post, the company said in a post of its own that it was receiving "lots of questions" about the Clinton cartoon magazine. 

"Head over to our website and get yours. They’re going fast," the company said

Spike's Tactical did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

Clinton has remained a frequent target of Trump and his allies in the years following his surprise victory. Trump continues to rail against her at campaign rallies, often leading to loud chants of "lock her up." 

Trump Jr. also targeted Clinton in the dedication of his recently published book, “Triggered," dedicating it to the "deplorables," a reference to Clinton's comment during the 2016 campaign about Trump supporters.