What would you do if.......
This is a discussion on What would you do if....... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by NV Resident
I recently got into a traffic altercation on the freeway. Bottom line is that the other driver purposely tried to ...
June 28th, 2008 12:21 PM
Originally Posted by NV Resident
He made contact with your vehicle trying to push you into a wall. I would have jerked the wheel back to the rear of his vehicle causing him to wreck, called the police and advised them of what happened. YOu can bet that witness' would be around.
Lug nut rule always works. =)
Legal to shoot? I doubt it.
June 28th, 2008 12:21 PM
June 28th, 2008 04:17 PM
Just another unlaw abiding uncitizen from Mexico and you wonder why I wish we would get serious about closing the borders and kicking them out of the US
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
June 28th, 2008 07:14 PM
An added thought
If you have never fired multiple rounds of major caliber handgun inside a tight, confined space without hearing protection - I can assure you that you're in for an experience that you and your ears will not soon forget.
If you are driving...firing w/ the muzzle out the drivers side window is cool.
Firing from behind the wheel through the vehicle and out or through the passenger side window is literally deafening.
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August 1st, 2008 03:57 AM
Hi Squawker; 215 and Jones, Sin City. Be safe down here.
Originally Posted by Squawker
August 1st, 2008 04:21 AM
I didnt bother to read four pages of posts, so I apologize if this was already addressed, here is my question;
How would shooting the other driver save your life?
August 1st, 2008 04:33 AM
It wouldn't. I didn't. And thankfully nobody was hurt. Not even the illegal gentleman that so purposefully struck me.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
August 5th, 2008 04:16 PM
Reading through this...man, I know those other drivers are annoying...but when you're carrying (or, at least when I'm carrying), you have got to just...be a bigger man than those a**clowns out there.
Fine. He cut you off. That's annoying. And more than little frightening. He's an idiot--he just proved it.
But, by leaning on the horn...you just went and escalated a everyday traffic annoyance into a potentially lethal confrontation.
Yeah--YOU did it. And you're asking if you'd be justified in shooting.
Consider that--really consider it.
I don't know who said this originally--and I'm probably butchering it by paraphrasing...but, I firmly believe this: You can carry a gun, or you can carry a temper. You can't carry both.
That's all I got on this.
There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH
...man fights with his mind; the weapons are incidental.--Jeff Cooper
There is a reason they try and make small bullets act like big bullets--Glockmann10mm
August 5th, 2008 05:49 PM
When he cut you off, he didn't hit you. Hence no need to blow the horn. If he was about to hit you, no time to hit the horn; instead, use defensive driving techniques to avoid being hit. I can't see many, if any, reasons for blowing the horn. It's a useless piece of equipment that only serves to escalate situations.
Cogito, ergo armatum sum.
I think, therefore I am armed.
(Don Mann, The Modern Day Gunslinger; the ultimate handgun training manual)
August 5th, 2008 11:40 PM
I disagree completely with some of the posters that say a horn is a useless piece of equipment or that it should not be used, or that it would escalate the situation.
There are plenty of times I have had to use my horn when someone was cutting in front or me or doing some other thing, that they had no idea they were doing. It definately got their attention, since many people aren't paying attention to their driving or are on the phone or doing whatever, the horn is still a very usefull part of the auto.
I also don't get how you can't drive, hit the breaks, steer, and hit the horn all at the same time. I usually drive with one hand on the wheel, and one hand on the shifter, so moving the right hand to the horn is not that difficult.
Glad you now realize that using a gun in this situation is not an appropriate alternative. Glad your only out a bit of car damage, and no the guy probably won't make it back to the boarder expense paid for this one, sadly.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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August 5th, 2008 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by Janq
Right, and don't give him a single finger salute, don't give him a nasty look, don't give him ONE SINGLE REASON to escalate the situation further. Get away from him ASAP. There are just TOO MANY complete whackos out there who'll cap you in a heartbeat and never give it a second thought.
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