Taylor “Lil Bit” Wright — a former star of CMT’s reality show Party Down South — has landed in hot water after fans noticed a gun in the background [see the dresser] of a cute shot she posted of her boyfriend and their one-month-old baby!

The mom-of-one is defending her decision to keep her weapon in her home, reminding everyone of her second amendment rights.

She tells TMZ, “By God I will unload on somebody if they break in and try to hurt me or my family.”

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Lil Bit and the Party Down South cast!

Additionally, the former reality star says she keeps the gun in “safety mode” — so it’s all-good, she claims.

TMZ notes that in her native North Carolina, it’s a misdemeanor to leave a gun where a minor can reach it — but as many of Lil Bit’s fans observed, it would be pretty hard for an infant to access the gun.

For what it’s worth, she promises to lock up the gun when her son, Nash, is older.