Bragallot wrote:He's also insane. Southern accent says it all, as well as the stupid hat he's wearing
Hey now, that's not very nice.
Think about it this way instead: would you want this guy to be your dad? I have fights with my dad as well but neither of us are insane enough to let it go that far that it could destroy our relationship, much different from this madman.
My dad is almost exactly insane in the same way this guy is (minus the hat and accent). You know what I do to make sure he doesn't put a bullet through my laptop? I don't do stupid stuff. The stupid stuff I've done, I only did once. I learned to be respectful because there were actual consequences instead of just having my computer taken away for a week. If I was warned, I better believe there would be a follow through. It's a good life lesson. Someone like this girl, even though she's 15 or whatever, still needs to learn discipline. It sounds like she ALREADY hates her parents, even before he did this whole thing.
Edit: Also, my dad doesn't need a .45 to have authority. Any parent who uses guns to scare his children clearly has something (= a great lack of authority) to compensate for.
I don't think he's using the gun to have authority. I think he's just using the gun to shoot the laptop. He wouldn't have those kinds of rounds if he weren't a collector or did target shooting. The whole family probably did, as I know people around here who have the same kind of stuff. She was probably used to seeing the gun all the time anyway. She had probably even shot it before.