Nick Gordon, Whitney Houston's unofficial adopted son, is in hot water after posting a photo of himself and a handgun on Twitter yesterday.

Gordon appears to be driving while brandishing the pistol in his right hand. His girlfriend, the late Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, tweeted encouraging words soon after the pic was published.

Though her comments and the photo have since been deleted, Bobbi Kristina claimed that she and Gordon "always have been" collectors of guns.

"I apologize for posting a picture with my registered gun. That's not what we stand for and I didn't harm by it, it's a collectors item," the firearm owner tells fans online.

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"Moving forward I'll obviously be more mindful/thoughtful about how my actions influence others and reflect on the ppl [sic] I love and care about."

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