Perhaps it was a Full Moon!!!
This is a discussion on Like we need more problems within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BugDude It's people like these that give permit holders a bad name. The antis will be parading this around. For me, I ...
Society as a whole is subject to the shallow end of the pool axiom. Why would we expect for it not to apply to licensees? We're all human after all.
On a side note, since I've been a pistol toter, I've rarely been angered over another's driving. In ATL, there's an idiot driver on the road literally every eighth of a mile. Add to that the average surface speed is probably 30 mph on an incredibly congested highway system and your left with a urgent need to have patience if your a responsible gun carrier and are in need of navigating these roads with any regularity.
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Two comments. . .
First, we may not know the whole story on all of these, I'm reminded of a story in a gun book where two young guys approached an older war vet in his car with obvious malicious intent. He drew his 1911 and chambered a round and left the scene as soon as they gave him room. Because they called 911 first to report the "crazy old man that pulled a gun on them" before he got through to dispatch himself, he had to defend against a brandishing charge. I would imagine that the newspapers at the time probably reported the case very much like this headline.
Second, I still get road rage since I started carrying. I still show greater restraint since then, because if the irresponsible punk that just cut me off decides to start a real fight, I don't want it to be because I antagonized him. Even if my middle finger, horn hand, or steering response did get out of line, there's no way I'd draw my pistol to 'teach a lesson'.
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
(Sometimes) "a fight avioded is a fight won." ... claude clay
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I wonder it their pistols are for sale now? :)
Too bad, that's great ammo for the anti's. Even one incident with a licensed CHL holder is too many.
Since I got my CHL a couple of months ago, my road rage and aggressive driving bad habit has been completely cured. I drove that way for the last 20 years, but as soon as I had a gun on me, it stopped immediately. I realized that even the smallest thing I do could set off some idiot, and then I'm faced with a decision to draw on a situation that I had a hand in creating. My wife is VERY happy that I carry now, she doesn't mind driving with me!
Looks like their oxygen supply to their brains was "CUT OFF"
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
If they are convicted of the crimes charged I'll pile on but not until then. There are three sides to every story. The truth, the lie, and the middle.
We had two off duty police officers in "opposing" vehicles square off on each other with the result being both of them shot by the other! IMO - when you are carrying, you MUST "let it slide" and give the P#$%k room to go on his/her merry way. Otherwise you run the risk of spending more time (and fortune) than you want in court defending yourself from the road-rage offender's attorneys, and family survivors.
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