Despite all his macho posturing and promise of the obliterating power of his .45 caliber hollow-points, all he does is shoot some little holes in a computer. A shotgun would have been much more dramatic.
Obviously, in addition to the cinematic failure of this video, the guy is demonstrating some patently crappy parenting skills. The reason he kills his daughter's laptop is because she was being a rude little ingrate on Facebook and complaining about what tyrants her parents are. In the video, he reads the post that was the death-knell of his daughter's machine, and sure, she sounds kind of like a bratty 15-year-old. But his response to her grievances hardly sets a good example for how to properly resolve familial differences.
This grown-ass man sits there on camera, cig in hand, and addresses his daughter's complaints, essentially explaining why she is full of crap on each account. You know, kind of like a 15-year-old who got dissed on Facebook would. I don't think he ever refers to her as a "hater," but I had to fast-forward through much of his monologue, so he very well may have.
Finally, he pulls out his pistol, and continues his monotonous diatribe as he pops a bunch of rounds into her laptop.
I've gotten angry at my kids before. I'm sure I'll get angry at them in much more complex ways by the time they're teenagers. I've acted childish and vindictive in the moments of pure frustration a couple toddlers can cause over the stupidest things in the world (OH...YOU DON'T WANT TO WEAR YOUR NEW SPARKLY SNEAKERS?! HUH?! HOW 'BOUT IF I JUST *THROW* THEM ACROSS THE ROOM FOR YOU?! YOU LIKE THAT?!). And then I skulk around and clean up after my moment of impotent rage, feeling like a total asshole, thanking god that no adults witnessed my outburst, and hoping that my kids will forget about it, even though I never will.
The computer shooter, though, coldly calculates his tantrum, and arranges for it to be made visible to the largest audience possible. At some point--while he was scouting locations for the carnage, printing out the Facebook post, setting up the tripod for his camera, loading his pistol--did he not cool down enough to think, "Wait a second...what am I doing? This is ridiculous." Not even, "What kind of person humiliates his own daughter publicly?" (because he clearly thinks he's doing her a favor); just: "How much of a douchebag am I gonna look like?"
Not surprisingly, out of the few dozen responses I could bear reading to various postings of this video online, most of them have been in support of the gunslinging dad. This turd is an internet hero now. Which, I suspect, was as much his ambition as was "teaching" his daughter a "lesson."
I feel bad for this guy's daughter, of course. Not that, as most of the commenters on the YouTube video suggest, her dad exposed her for the horrible, entitled punk she really was, but for having to live under the rule of a such a childish egomaniac. I hope for her sake that after the inevitable father-and-daughter morning talk-show appearances and celebrity family counseling sessions they'll undergo, her dad realizes that bitching about your parents on Facebook is age appropriate, but taking violent (if only symbolically), public revenge when your child hurts your feelings is just plain shitty.