Not everyone is a good public speaker. But yeah, as a country gets more powerful, it too gets more complacent on the whole. It's at a point where there are people, young and old, who have come to expect too much for too little. This man found a way, within the limit of the law and morality, to make a strong point to his daughter.
Btw, I saw on one website a Canadian woman made commentary saying that shooting it was too extreme, that it would be better if he threw it in a river (thus supporting putting hazardous chemicals in our surface water and littering) and then said she was scared by the idea of a parent (in caps) having a firearm. As if somehow that is worse than anyone else having one?