Excellent thinking Bubba,Well Said!!!.Not sure who posted the quote above but thank you. Not sure if i even quoted it right lol.
Yes there are a lot of variables that could have or should have happened but the one thing i know for sure is when you are put in this situation in a real life scenario you are not always thinking 100% clearly. You raise a good point about it being a learning experience. I have read all of the comments and i will be walking away with a lesson learned. I need not buy into road rage or any other dangerous situation just simply because i do not want to be pushed around.
Pulling into the right lane (that was under construction and very un level) would have been dangerous for me to do in a tall 4x4 at that speed but i should have flipped on my blinker and slowed to a safe speed and just got out of his way. I have a strong feeling that that wouldn't have ended it though with his level of rage.
I should have stayed in my truck at the tattoo shop and called the law and let them come deal with the idiot rather than getting out and going toe to toe but i do want y'all to know i didn't go approach him at his car. I just got out for the main reason that my mother who is defenseless was still sitting in the truck and i wanted the attention off of her location and on myself. Had it escalated i would have had to deal with the legal fall out but i would have known i did all i could do at that point (taking into consideration that i was dumb enough to pull in rather than keep going) to remove my Mother from the danger. it could be said to that had i not been the only one with a gun and it went to that extreme i could have easily been shot allowing the attacker to move on to my mother or other targets.
At the end of the day there were mistakes made that could have really cost me in the end. I walk away from this with more knowledge about keeping myself safe and my attitude in check. Criticism like this is what i needed to learn from my mistake and i thank each of you for your opinions and knowledge. It is important that we all learn from each other to better defend our self and our 2nd Amendment rights. And, yes it is a crazy world the last thing we need is someone like me setting the example that legal carriers are "trigger happy" nuts.
I am not to big a man to admit that i was in the wrong as well as the rager. More people should except criticism and learn from it !