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Tommy Jordan used a 45-caliber gun to shoot the laptop nine times. (Source: YouTube) Tommy Jordan used a 45-caliber gun to shoot the laptop nine times. (Source: YouTube)

(RNN) - A North Carolina father is dealing with the firestorm surrounding how he disciplined his daughter for a Facebook post. He put a bullet in her laptop.

Well, nine of them.

Tommy Jordan's daughter, Hannah, 15, posted a profanity laced-tirade against her parents on Facebook about the amount of chores and duties she had around the house.

"I don't know how to say how disappointed in you and how disrespectful you were to every adult in your house," Tommy Jordan said.

Decked in his cowboy hat, he responded to his daughter's post point-by-point. He then conveyed his disappointment by shooting his daughter's laptop with his .45 caliber gun filled with "exploding hollow point rounds."

Even Hannah's mother asked him to fire one off for her.

Dad then posted his 8-minute video response to her tirade on his own Facebook page, his daughter's page and on YouTube.

"This is for my daughter Hannah and for her all her friends on Facebook who thought her little rebellious post was cute. And for all you parents out there who think their kids don't post bad things on Facebook," Tommy Jordan said at the beginning of the video.

The day before the shootout, Tommy Jordan said he spent $130 and half the day upgrading the computer. He said Hannah must pay him back the cost of the upgrade, as well as for the bullets he used to destroy the laptop.

He said the bullets cost about $1 each.

"I thought you'd have better sense with a father who works in IT," Jordan said.

According to his Facebook wall, Hannah was smart enough to hide the post from her family – but not the dog. The post showed up on the Facebook page the family had set up for their pet.

"Since you want to hide from everyone, I want to share it with everyone," Tommy Jordan said.

Hannah has been grounded before by her parents for posts on the social media site. Dad wrote on his Facebook page that the day she was allowed back on, they had a discussion about appropriate behavior.

On his Facebook wall, Tommy Jordan responded to his critics. Some suggested his daughter will become a stripper because of his parenting techniques.

"Yes, I shot it full of holes. Would I have received the same viral attention if I'd used it as a dog toy, hit it with a hammer, drove over it with the truck, or simply thrown it away? I'm not sure," he said.

He also wrote that he will not permit his daughter to speak to the media.

"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," Jordan wrote. "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 not how I was raised, nor how she has been raised."

Some people support his actions – a "Tommy Jordan is my hero" page has been started.

Tommy Jordan is using the publicity to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a link on his Facebook wall.

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