But that doesn’t excuse this. This is still abuse. It’s still fucked up and it’s still wrong. Just as beating your child is wrong, just as locking your child outside in the cold is wrong, calling your child stupid and other awful names is wrong, brandishing a gun at your child is wrong, hitting your child with a weapon is wrong and a host of other things worse than emptying a gun into a laptop are wrong.
They’re all wrong, they’re all abusive and they all should not ever happen.
To you, to her, to me, to anyone.