He should have whipped her instead. In my day, if you didn't get a good whipping every day it meant your parents either didn't care about you or you'd hidden the whip. I used to lick the road clean every day just before I went to school Had to suck every last bit of gravel or my pa would horsewhip me and tie me to the back of the buggy before whipping the horse all the way to school where he'd then whip the telegraph pole cause it' weren't not straight enough.
I mean, he obviously cares enough about her that he's willing to shoot a laptop and post it online. What sort of parent wouldn't be willing to shoot the dog if the kids didn't feed it, or shoot his wife if she doesn't do the right thing? "Damn it, you scratched the car, here's hold a laptop while I shoot you, the laptop and the car."
"You mean I didn't pick you up from school on time? Hell, I'd best SHOOT MYSELF. Where's my dang gun now? Quick I missed a bill payment at the bank. They're coming up the road in the pick up. They'll shoot all of us if they can...and we deserve it. Stand still Jimmy while the self-righteous man shoots you. You don't want to annoy him now or he might shoot you again!"
Before anyone comments about their views or opinions being in line with this guy and saying "You dun don't know nothing aboot this dang darn stuff" I have kids. I've spent 25+ years dealing with adults and juvenile offenders, protecting children, helping the less fortunate and dealing with those the rest of the community doesn't want to. I also have post graduate research qualifications on the subject.
I can empathise with his frustration and anger. The guy might be upset. Who wouldn't be, but I fail to see anything about his behaviour that makes him anything other than a self-righteous, violent, aggressive prat. So now he's shown his daughter how she should behave when she's angry. Step it up and be more aggressive and violent. Well done.