Tommy Jordan, North Carolina Dad, Shoots Daughter's Laptop Nine Times Over Facebook Posts

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Tommy Jordan, a North Carolina dad, recently taught his teenage daughter the hard way to show some respect - and that nothing on the Internet is really private.

He pulled out a gun and pumped nine bullets into her laptop - on camera.

When her dad discovered a Facebook rant that she thought she had blocked from him, he decided to respond in a way that will certainly never be forgotten.

Jordan, of Albemarle, N.C., posted this video on YouTube, responding to his daughter Hannah's post, in which she complained about having to do chores:

"I'm not your damn slave," Tommy, who works in IT and discovered the post when adding software to her laptop to upgrade it, read from Hannah's post.

"We have a cleaning lady for a reason."

After continuing to read his 15-year-old's missive, he fired bullets into her computer from a .45 handgun. That's one way to get your point across.

Jordan also addresses Hannah on camera in the video, saying that she can clean up the house and get a new computer if she pays for one herself.

Tommy also noted that Hannah must pay him back for the bullets and software he just installed. Ouch. No laws were broken, and there will be no investigation.

Just the same, the father's actions have sparked controversy and discussion, with some finding it way out of line, and others praising his backbone.

"Maybe a few kids can take something away from this," he wrote on YouTube.

"If you're so disrespectful 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."

Tommy Jordan shooting his daughter's laptop:


Whether or not you'll agree with Tommy's response to his careless daughters behavior no one got hurt except a laptop. I say its a good lesson learned so why go against it.......Heck many of you are saying that he shouldn't have resolved to the use of a gun but what the hell would you know 50% of you have guns but against it.........does that make sense??????


@sneakerbean.....I was a brat like this kid when I was her age. Had I have had a laptop and Facebook I likely would have acted out the same way. I assure you that taking the computer away, grounding, counseling.....would NOT have changed me much. I was already being counseled for an eating disorder and had fun messing with my counselors. Now. What this dad did? Oh hell yeah that woulda got my attention. The laptop--property of the parents--was made useless. Not taken away, not sold, but destroyed. That kid had it pretty easy. Not only did her parents provide her a laptop, dad was gonna update it for her. All while she trashed them on Facebook. She deserved every bit of what dad dished out to her. She wants another one? Work and buy one then. Really, I don't believe counseling would have had the same effect.


@Sneakerbean.... I will agree to disagree. However, read Jen's comments.


@Just me....simple question: What guarantee do you have this daughter will never post negatively on facebook again? Computers are available at school and elsewhere. Did they get their issues resolved between them? No. Will this ensure their communication skills will improve between them so that they work out the differences? No. Thus, don't be so quick to say, "Lesson learned." You don't know that yet. Sorry, but these two including Mom need to sit down with a professional and work out stuff. The girl is posting this stuff because of a bad attitude, granted, but also this family has got some barriers here that need to be worked through. A few bullets into a laptop certainly isn't going to solve 'em! Discipline needs to be handled properly to be the most effective....I very much question this was the effective approach. If it was? I'd think you'd using it as well, yet you stated YOU wouldn't do it! And there's a reason for you saying it...isn't there!


That's the best thing I've seen a white parent do so far. I guess spankings aren't always the answer. At the end of the day, a spanked bottom will heal. But this type of embarrasment will never die down. Not to mention the way she should feel to hear her daddy say I'm disappointed in you. WOW! I bet they play this on BEST WEEK EVER on E primetime I would hate to feel the tention in that house. Just behave for the next year and all will be good. Worst case because you are grounded put the focus in your studies get a scholrship to a far away university and start over lmao.


@sneakerbean....counseling? I dunno......I think the brat needed this kind of wake up call, not 'counseling', which is often a joke in my experience. The same way some criminals need jail ('talking' to them doesn't always work), some ungrateful bratty children need more jolting consequences.


Why the argument over the gun? What difference does it make on how he destroyed the laptop? Destroying something requires the use of force and some kind of 'violence', another thing many of you are arguing over. Whether he stomped it, hit it with a baseball bat, used an ax, who cares? Oh. No. He SHOT it. By sayin shooting the laptop was inappropriate, I could just as easily say baseball bats should be for baseball only. And axes for chopping wood or firefighting only. Come on people. So he shot it. I'm in law enforcement and really do not see a problem here.


@Sneakerbean.... I support his decision because he disciplined his daughter. She won't put stuff like that on facebook again. Lesson learned. All parents have a method to the way they discipline. It truly is to each their own as long as within the law. I would rather a father like this than one who lets their daughter go wild!


ok..ok.. would you rather have him shoot the gun as a punishment, or punish her by spanking/ hitting her?


he should have used a 12 guage that will teach her for disrespecting her parents

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