Road Rage in small town Montana

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    Road Rage in small town Montana

    We just had a road rage incident here in sleepy little Columbus, population just under 2,000. I cut and pasted the story from the Billings Gazette. Our local paper has the additional details that the road-rager stuck a Springfield Armory .45 in the Father's chest and threatened to kill him. In the ensuing hand-to-hand struggle for control of the gun, the gun's owner (the road rager) was shot in his own hand (probably his off-hand) and may have lost a finger. I forsee this bozo doing some jail time. He's lucky that he's not DRT

    The Stillwater County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible road rage incident on Monday night in which one person was injured by a gunshot, apparently from his own gun.

    In a statement, Sheriff's Sgt. Chip Kem said deputies were called just before 7 p.m. to a home in the Yellowstone River Ranch subdivision near Columbus by a woman who said a man had followed her husband and son home.

    Once at the home, the man threatened the pair with a handgun in their driveway, the woman told deputies. During a struggle over the gun, the man suffered a gunshot wound and left.

    "I can say that just the one weapon was involved," Kem said.

    The family gave a description of the assailant's vehicle and a license plate number to deputies, who found the vehicle at Stillwater Billings Clinic in Columbus, where medical staff was treating the man for non-life-threatening injuries, the statement said.

    The man was later transported to Billings for further treatment. Kem declined to discuss where the man was shot and said he was not in custody as of 1:15 p.m.

    Nobody else at the home was injured.

    Kem said the man's name won't be released until charges are filed by the Stillwater County Attorney's Office but said investigators believe the altercation started over a traffic incident.

    "Preliminary investigations indicate that the incident may have been the result of a case of 'road rage,'" he wrote.

    Stillwater County Attorney John Petak was not available for comment Tuesday afternoon.


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    Dang, shot with your own gun!!

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    If the story turns out as printed, I think the person shot has some big problems he'll be facing.
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    He learned a hard lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    He learned a hard lesson.
    My guess is that he will have much harder lessons coming soon.....
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    I don't think he will ever legally possess a firearm again once the Courts get done,I'd like to see what he ends up getting charged with
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    Another Lefty nickname is born. He just shot more than his finger off. The world is becoming unhinged. Lord help up.
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    Big metrolopis or small-town, U.S.A....... the stupid are all around us, and they're breeding.

    Very dangerous engaging an armed assilant hand-to-hand like that but the victim here was given no choice, and he prevailed. Bravo Zulu!

    I dunno what makes people want to go crazy-stupid when they feel they've been disrespected, wether on the road or wherever else but it's past time to not accept this as the norm. I live my life with the feeling that whoever 'disrespects' me is below me. If 'whoever' has NO bearing in my life WHATSOEVER then there's NOTHING for me to worry or get upset about. My life, liberty, and happiness of pursuit are intact...... and they sure as heck won't take my birthday away from me.

    Anytime, anywhere...... I read the here somewhere I think.
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    I like the part where the guy pulls a gun, and the unarmed man fights over it with him, and the BG ends up shot. Awesome.

    As for the beginning....that's just dumb. Sucks that it happened in "small town" Montana - but it can happen anywhere, anytime.

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