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

Did Jay Feely's Dad Joke Go Too Far

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

Personally, I didn't think he needed to apologize, as it is a joke many fathers have said to their daughters boyfriends for decades and I know some of my former girlfriends father's said something along those lines as well'.

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely is clearing up the controversy around a photo he posted with a gun at his daughter's prom date's side. saying it was all a joke.

I also could say that far more offensive than the presence of the gun is the fact that Feely is apparently standing on his tippy-toes so that he'll appear to be taller than the dude his daughter is dating.

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Feely clarified the post this morning. This comes only two months after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida where 17 individuals were killed during a mass shooting.

On Sunday, however, Feely, a father of four, wrote: "The prom picture I posted was obviously meant to be a joke".

"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".

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Under current federal laws, the minimum age to buy a handgun from a licensed dealer is 21. This includes a friend, online buyer or seller at a gun show, The Hill reported.

Three years ago, Feely wrote that he's in "favor of basic gun control", which he described as having a mandatory waiting period and background checks, including a "mental health/watch list".

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