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Father Tommy Jordan Shoots Daughter’s Laptop With Handgun After Reading Her Facebook Rant

An angry father named Tommy Jordan living in North Carolina shot his 15-year-old daughter’s laptop 9 times with a .45 caliber handgun after reading her Facebook rant.

Father Tommy Jordan Shoots Daughter's Laptop With Handgun After Reading Her Facebook Rant

The news went viral after Tommy Jordan (the father) uploaded a YouTube video – in which he read his daughter’s Facebook comments and then shot her laptop 9 times with a handgun.

Watch the video below:

Video Description:

My daughter thought it would be funny/rebellious/cool to post on her Facebook wall just how upset she was and how unfair her life here is; how we work her too hard with chores, never pay her for chores, and just in general make her life difficult.

She chose to share this with the entire world on Facebook and block her parent’s from seeing it. Well, umm… she failed. As of the end of this video, she won’t have to worry anymore about posting inappropriate things on Facebook…

Maybe a few kids can take something away from this… If you’re so disrespectful to your parents and yourself as to post this kind of thing on Facebook, you’re deserving of some tough love. Today, my daughter is getting a dose of tough love.

After the video went crazily viral – Tommy Jordan (the father) wrote a Facebook post on his profile and addressed all the media outlets that were trying to reach him on this issue.

Here’s what he has to say to the media:

Attention Media Outlets:
While we appreciate the interest you’re all putting forth to get in touch with us regarding the video, we’re not going to go on your talk show, not going to call in to your radio show, and not going to be in your TV mini-series.

Some of you think I made an acceptable parenting decision and others think I didn’t. However, I can’t think of any way myself or my daughter can respond to a media outlet that won’t be twisted out of context. The Dallas news TV news already showed that in their brief 5 minute interview with the psychologist.

Additionally, there’s absolutely NO way I’m going to send my child the message that it’s OK to gain from something like this. It would send her a message that it’s OK to profit at the expense of someone else’s embarrassment or misfortune and that’s now how I was raised, nor how she has been raised.

So I say thank you from all of us. If we have anything to say, we’ll say it here on Facebook, and we’ll say it publicly, but we won’t say it to a microphone or a camera. There are too many other REAL issues out there that could use this attention you’re giving us. My daughter isn’t hurt, emotionally scarred, or otherwise damaged, but that kind of publicity has never seemed to be to have a positive effect on any child or family.

If you’re a news outlet that wants to ask us a question, feel free to so via email. I’m sure by now my email address is easy enough to find. It might take me awhile to get to a response because I’d have to sort through the “Die you bastard” emails to find it, but we will respond if its something that we feel merits it. Otherwise, sorry… no interviews, no talk shows, no call-ins.

If we respond to anything, it will be on here, and it will be in a way that our words can’t be misconstrued or edited for appeal to specific audience or shock value.

Now, I’m going to try to get to work for the day.
Best of luck to all of you out there… and PLEASE give my phone a break.

Do you think that Tommy Jordan did an excellent job as a parent, or do you think he went too far on it? Please give your comments in the box below.

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  • Eknowles63

    When will all government agencies back off on how we choose to raise our children? You did what most of us wish we could. Nothing you did was out of hand or over handed. If we let our children think they can rule the world in their way, we would be in a shit load of trouble. I was raised knowing that my actions caused consequences good or bad and I was accountable for them. Teenagers can’t think they can rule the world until they show MUTURE behavior like LOVE, RESPECT, WISDOM. Who is capable of teaching them that if not their parents.

  • Guest

    This   man does not know how to parent. He is acting like a child. If this is the way he deals with his daughter I can why his daughter is acting out. Only in America the land where they solve their problems by shooting things . Just like the Taliban.

  • Guest

    His arguments are 110% correct and his anger is justifiable. However, I don’t think he gives a good example of how, why and when guns ought to be used. Guns are nothing that a responsible parent boasts with. Hopefully, the daughter learns something and they learn to speak with each other again. All the best to the father. God bless.

  • Anonymous

    What about Dealbreaker?

  • Guest

    I’ll give you a hint: posting irrelevant articles on a niche website only dilutes the content. Not even businessinsider.com would post this article… Try to stay on topic.

  • Butch West

    If anyone criticizes this father it only serves to illustrate the complete lack of any sense of personal responsibility that has become common in this country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZCQVGI3NBIS2YKY7RFSYOTRFTE john

    I came here thinking this guy was a joker, but now I think I agree with him.

  • Vornodotrust

    That is one of the best parent responses I have ever seen! Loved it. There is nothing wrong with what he did and the way he is responding to our screwy media outlets is great! As one parent to another I applaud what him.