I’m not a father, but I can understand how some men can be protective of their daughters. Especially of teenage daughters. Even more so of teenage twin daughters. And when those twin seventeen-year-olds call from a drunken frat party an hour away, a father could be driven almost frantic.
It’s understandable, then, that such a father would be considerably upset when he arrived to pick up his girls. And that he’d be a bit fierce when he’s surrounded by drunken fratboys who don’t want to see the girls leave just yet.
But does that necessarily justify pulling a gun on the fratboys?
I guess I’m influenced by seeing my best friend raising his own daughter (she’s 8 now), and perhaps a smidgen prejudiced by my own encounters with drunken fratboys in college (I was a proud member of Gamma Delta Iota, the un-fraternity for us God Damned Independents), but I gotta hope that Mr. Lohnes gets off easy.