Yep, cool dad, but apparently not tactically on top of things. Letting the comment slide might have kept the situation from getting so bad so quick. Plus, fights and especially gun fights out in the sticks means not having ready access to hospital care should things have gone south.
I am not sure that collecting the IDs at gun point and keeping them was actually legal. It is armed robbery.
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher."
-- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011