Watch this, read some of the the text excerpts on page 2 and then please let us know what you think. I’ve posted my own thoughts – mostly because I really think this is a topic worthy of discussion – the message as much as the laptop-murdering medium. Please comment – and maybe we need to try to separate the punishment itself from the weapon of choice as we consider this.
I wish I knew if this guy’s (his name is Tommy Jordan) version of the story is accurate. It’s hard to tell when although “offered a chance to respond” Hannah, at least in his version, hasn’t chosen to do so. I wonder how many kids said the things in this post to a friend in the “olden days” when there was no Facebook to use for evidence. I am embarrassed by my ambivalence. I want to know more.
The way Jordan talked about “Linda” who cleans their house says a lot about him beyond the fact that he has a gun. Hard work is a currency of respect which his daughter does not understand. Entitled kids often don’t get the message – try to raise a kid in LA!
So although anyone’s first reaction is to be horrified, I see the laptop shooting more as a piece of theater than a “shooting” by a gun nut. I am writing this at great personal risk to my reputation, but because I think there is a lot to talk about here – not only about guns, but about parents and kids (over-entitled and otherwise) and that weird company that’s about to go public… oh yeah, Facebook. Read some of Jordan’s full statement, from his own Facebook page:
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