The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal - Why Satisfying Is Not Often Smart
February 13th, 2012
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Why Satisfying Is Not Often Smart

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From:swashbucklr
Date:February 13th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
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I find it amusing that he considers selling the laptop on eBay to be theft, but doesn't consider his wanton destruction of it to be a problem.

I've been making the argument that the use of the firearm was irresponsible at best, and an implicit threat at worst, and having a hard time getting people to believe me.
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From:violet_helix
Date:February 13th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
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I've had people telling me that using the gun on her property is the same as using it on a paper target. It's not a threat, he was just breaking the thing that he bought.

Yeah, nothing scary about him putting several rounds into the laptop with his super exploding +2 rounds of doom.
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From:swashbucklr
Date:February 13th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
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But apparently, it wasn't something he bought, according to bart_calendar.

The father's actual implementation of the firearm was done well. He fired at the ground to reduce the chance of the bullet hitting someone else, and kept control of the gun as he was shooting. But his actual use of it, using it to fire on something of his daughter's, was not a responsible use of a weapon. In doing so, he equated a punishment to the destruction of property with a lethal weapon.

To say nothing of the comments on the damn video. I've seen enough disgusting comments about using the gun on her next - if nothing else, even if the family is okay with what happened, that video normalizes the use of a weapon in family disputes, and the comments can give an abuser the assurance that, if they chooses to use force on his or her family, there are people out there who support that decision.
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