Jay Feely poses holding gun with daughter, prom date

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Former NFL kicker and current sports analyst Jay Feely is taking some heat after posting the above photo on Twitter.

The photo went viral shortly after Feely posted it. But there's also something to be said about the way Feely's "joke" denies his daughter's agency - which is to say, her ability to think and act as a free-thinking human capable of making her own decisions. Currently, California has the most restrictive gun laws in the country while Arizona, Feely's home state, has the least strict, according to The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign's " 2013 State Scorecard.

On Sunday morning, Feely posted a follow-up tweet noting the photo was "obviously meant to be a joke" and said he takes gun safety seriously.

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Others argued that Feely was treating his daughter as a property by threating to shoot her date if they consented to any romantic activity.

It prompted more than 7,000 comments from his followers, describing him as "totally irresponsible" and "terribly out of touch with gun safety". "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", Feely tweeted on Sunday morning.

Feely, a father of four, played 14 seasons in the NFL. In the middle of it all, former pro-footballer Jay Feely has managed to spark the discussion further after he shared a photo from his daughter's prom night.

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