Twitter Users Freak Out After Former NFL Kicker Holds Handgun in Daughter’s Prom Photo

AP Ross D Franklin Feely
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Twitter users freaked out after former NFL kicker Jay Feely posed with a handgun in his daughter’s prom date photo.

The photo shows Feely with a 1911 pistol in hand while standing between his daughter and her date:

Some Twitter users criticized Feely for “gun safety” violations, although his finger was no where near the trigger and the gun was pointed away from everyone.

“Wayenin” tweeted:

Another Twitter user, who goes by the name “Sarah,” even suggested the message of the photo overlooks the fact that Feely’s daughter might want to make her own choices:

“Anita Napp” offered a similar response:

The responses to the photo got so over-the-top that Feely posted a follow-up tweet Sunday morning, assuring everyone he was simply seized the moment to have a little fun and he made sure the gun was unloaded before so doing:

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