Jay Feely apologizes for posing with gun in daughter's prom photo

Dad sparks Twitter debate over gun joke in daughter's prom photo

Dad sparks Twitter debate over gun joke in daughter's prom photo

But Feely wasn't prepared for the amount of attention his tweet received.

Did Jay Feely take a joke too far?The former kicker for the Jets and Giants posted to Twitter a photo of his daughter and her high school prom date. "His finger is out of the trigger well".

Feely tweeted a clarification Sunday about a pic he posted Saturday as he sent his daughter to her prom with a guy. with Jay in between them and a pistol in his hand. Gun license and registration are not required, according to NRAILA.com.Here is a small sampling of Internet reaction, including from Feely's father - presumably the girl's grandfather - adding context to the photo. I don't know why the hell he thought a picture of him, his daughter, her date and A GUN would be a good look! Maybe this would have been more hysterical if teenagers weren't being shot to death on a regular basis all over our nation.

"I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue [of responsible gun ownership]".

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Others felt that Feely's reliance on the trope of a father brandishing a gun to protect his daughter's virtue - whether meant as a joke or not - made it seem as though Feely considered his daughter nothing more than property to be protected.

Feely played for six NFL teams during his 14-year career from 2001-14 before joining CBS Sports as an NFL and college football analyst.

To which Watts moved to get in the last word, saying, "Guns are not toys or props".

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