Over the weekend, former NFL kicker Jay Feely shared a picture of him with his daughter and her prom date, holding a handgun (that isn’t pointing at anyone) and with the caption: “Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom. #BadBoys”
And it’s precisely because he was holding a gun that the Left went absolutely insane and attacked him.
Here are just some of the crude tweets from enraged liberals:
“Let’s see… Daddy poses for a photo by standing between daughter and her date, while holding a hand gun?! The clear message is what? That you own a gun? You make a strong case that MANY GUN OWNERS SHOULD NOT OWN A GUN!! Totally irresponsible.”
You kiddin’ me? The stereotypical overprotective father with a gun is as old as fatherhood itself, and you think he’s being irresponsible? First, he’s not aiming the gun at the boy. Second, his finger is off the trigger. And third, the safety is on. That’s fantastic gun responsibility and safety, but I couldn’t expect a liberal to understand what that means.
Here’s another tweet, which is actually in response to the previous one: “He is also apparently sending a message that he owns his daughter, and this kid better not trespass on his ‘property’.”
Aren’t liberals the same people that tell us that we should teach our boys to respect women and not abuse them? Such an intimidating image (whether intentional or not) will teach the young man that if he messes with his daughter, he will take away what supposedly makes him a man… at best.
So because he’s teaching that lesson with a gun, all of a sudden that’s the wrong message to send? He’s not sending a message saying that he’s got a gun or that his daughter is his property. He’s sending a message that his daughter is very important to him and if he hurts her in any way, he should know that he’s perfectly capable of dealing with him.
I truly hope not one of the people attacking Feely have a daughter, because you’re a pretty terrible father if you’re not willing to go to any extreme lengths to protect your daughter.
Thankfully, there are also some sensible people that see the joke for what it is and don’t blow it out of proportion just because there is a gun in the picture.
“Ok honestly, why the hell is this news? 5 years ago this would’ve just been posted on iFunny and Reddit for 2 days and we would move on. What happened to this country that we can’t take jokes anymore? What harm does this cause exactly?”
As well as: “Thank you this is a joke and people don’t have anything better to do than try to make this bigger than it is.”
But even the sensible people, expectedly, were bashed and brought into a gun debate.
“I have nothing better to do since my son was shot by someone jokingly pointing a gun at him. There’s nothing funny about guns to me anymore.”
Which prompted this response: “Good thing this guy isn’t pointing the gun at him, the gun’s safety is on, and his finger isn’t on the trigger. Your tragedy doesn’t take away from the fact that is a HARMLESS joke. Cars kill more people every year than guns, but we don’t care when people pose in front of them.”
And so, another liberal replied: “I don’t get backlash over an unfunny played-out joke, but this stupid comparison of cars and guns has to stop, they are nothing alike. Cars serve a vast array of purposes and benefits and were not designed to kill, guns are manufactured for being good at tearing through flesh.”
Thankfully, the sensible person proved just why she was sensible: “Their intended purpose doesn’t matter. People can repurpose anything into a weapon, which is how London’s murder rate surpassed NYC’s bc of their stabbings. Knives, cars, hammers, etc are all deadlier than guns. Saying ‘but they weren’t made for that!’ doesn’t change that.”
And that’s precisely correct, but I don’t intend to go too far into the gun debate.
What I will get into is the Left’s hypersensitivity to seeing things they don’t like and their hypocrisy on the values they hold.
Like one of the tweets said earlier, this joke 5 years ago would’ve been online and strictly be seen as a joke and people would move on. Today, it sparks a debate because snowflakes can’t even stand the sight of a gun.
Not only that, they go as far as to essentially accuse the guy of “owning” his daughter. No, he doesn’t own her, but he is her father. As such, he has a certain level of authority over her. And because he clearly loves his daughter, he shows he’s willing to protect her at any cost, even if he did it in a half-jokingly manner.
Again, it’s these same people that are supposedly telling us that we should teach our boys to respect girls and not abuse them. But that lesson goes out the window if a gun is being used as the teaching tool? Would they have preferred he pose in his car about to run over the guy? Because apparently, cars are better than guns because their intended purpose isn’t to neutralize or destroy someone else.
Would they rather he have held a kitchen knife because the purpose of a kitchen knife is to slice food?
It’s ridiculous to attack the guy for doing what ANY GOOD PARENT WOULD DO AND THAT IS TO PROTECT THEIR YOUNG!
Such a concept is so basic that ANIMALS DO IT TOO! A mama bear will protect her cubs at the risk of even her own life. A father will protect his young at the cost of going to prison. Jay Feely, even if he meant this as a joke, shows the lengths at which he’s willing to protect his daughter. Who would attack him for that? How can anyone say this is wrong?
I’ll tell you who and how: liberals. Liberals would attack him, and clearly have, entirely missing the point. They say he’s sending a message that he has a gun or that his daughter is his property. TO HELL WITH THAT! He’s sending the message that his daughter is the most precious thing in his life and if anyone in this world is willing to bring harm to her, physical or otherwise, he’s willing to utterly DESTROY that person no matter the consequences.
That’s not insanity nor irresponsibility. It’s love. A concept that clearly escapes these people. The people who attack him and say he “owns” his daughter and that it’s wrong clearly have never experienced the kind of love a parent has for their child. Either they don’t have children of their own or they do have children but are not willing to go to any length to protect them, which is sad.
Now, this being the age of liberals bullying people into submission, Feely felt as though he needed to apologize for the picture, saying: “The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke. My daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking. I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in it) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue.”
Absolutely no apology necessary. Frankly, I would much prefer he stick it to the ignorant jerks attacking him. He easily could’ve just told them to chill because his gun was entirely harmless and he only meant it as a joke.
Unfortunately, the Left is full of people who will stop at nothing to make sure the people they attack utterly submit to their will.
When I have a daughter who is going to prom, I will take a picture just like that, but holding a shotgun. And it too will be just a joke... well, half-joke. If any liberal wants to attack me for that, they are more than welcome to do so, given the right to do so by the 1st Amendment. That being said, they should also expect me to go full force at them and offer no apology for doing the right thing and that is to protect my little girl no matter how old she is.
And if anyone wants to say that I’m displaying “toxic masculinity”, I’ll simply guide them to the nearest CVS or Walgreens for their daily dose of “ouch, my feewings!” medication.
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