While many 3-year-olds might spend their time in the bathroom fine-tuning their potty-training skills, Stacey Wehrman Feeley caught her daughter standing on the toilet to practice something she learned in preschool. Feeley thought it was funny and snapped a photo, but then she found out why her daughter was standing on the toilet.
"She was practicing for a lockdown drill at her preschool and what you should do if you are stuck in a bathroom," Feeley wrote on Facebook. "At that moment all innocence of what I thought my 3-year-old possessed was gone."
Freely, who is also the CEO and founder of children's products company Silikids, shared her daughter's photo to Facebook with an appeal to take action on gun control.
"Why on earth are there not universal background checks? Feeley wrote on Facebook. "Where is a universal registration database? Why are high capacity magazines ever permitted to be sold to anyone other than direct to the military? Is that really necessary to protect yourself or hunt for that matter?... Politicians, I ask you... how can I help?"
In the wake of the shooting that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, the U.S. Senate rejected a series of favorable measures that would have improved gun safety.
Feeley applauded politicians like Sen. Chris Murphy for championing common sense gun reform, but suggested that if leaders in Washington cannot take action, then "it is up to us if we want change."
"I want to know what new smart technology is being built for safer guns, advanced security in public places, databases, traveling care for the mentally ill…anything!" Feeley wrote.
Feeley's Facebook post has received over 14,000 shares as of Tuesday.
A Plus reached out to Feeley for a comment.