Choking a woman and pointing a shotgun at her and a child. Why was he given bail at all? I sure hope he's never allowed to legally have a firearm again. I know that bail isn't a form of punishment but most people seem to be able to bail out when it's that low. What's to stop him from going right back to doing something stupid or even MORE stupid when he bails out and before he has a chance to cool off?
I grew up in a house where domestic disputes escalated to physical violence and to pets being dispatched with guns (by a mentally unstable step father). I was always fearful that he'd use them on us someday. I always wanted him put into jail and kept there but that never happened. Living in fear to that level will give anyone PTSD the same way that it happens to soldiers.
Lock him up and keep him there so that other people can feel safe again.