road rage

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by shooting time, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. shooting time

    shooting time Member

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    I was on my way to bass pro to get new boots and i was on 285 east just past the river there was a slow moving car in front of me so I decided to change lanes I look in my right mirror and see a black vehicle far behind me moving very fast in that lane so i check the left and it was clear so I get in that lane and see the black vehicle right on my bumper and swerving into the next lane to the left and he almost hit the car there so he starts flashing his lights and giving me the finger so I gave him the finger back he gets around me and holds up a pistol so I go for mine and the wife starts yelling at me don't do it we will get shot at so I get the cell phone out call the cops they tell me they will put out a lookout for him . what the hell you can just go around holding up guns and nothing happens?
     
  2. mygunstoo

    mygunstoo Active Member

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    That sound like an exciting ride but if I have passengers in my car I would not have given the finger. I do not want collateral damage on my side.

    Other than that, I am glad you made it out ok. :wink:
     

  3. CCW

    CCW New Member

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    Revenge will get you killed.
     
  4. Campeck1911

    Campeck1911 New Member

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    That's when you follow him and make sure the cops catch him. And if the road is empty....Pit maneuver. (joking... :wink: )
     
  5. martin_j001

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    When you add 3,000+ pound weapons to the stupidity of people in this city, it can't end well. I hate driving down here.
     
  6. AzB

    AzB Well-Known Member

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    My new mantra, "just smile and wave boys, smile and wave".

    Az
     
  7. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Dude, don't throw the finger back. Be the bigger person. I'm glad that you were armed and I'm even happier that you didn't have to use it.
     
  8. Docindahouze

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    I'm glad you're ok but you should not have gave him the finger. You escalated the situation by doing that. Also, start using some grammar. :lol:
     
  9. chainsaw123

    chainsaw123 GPDO Supporter

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    giving the finger lowered you. you also have a GREAT responsibility to avoid ANYTHING that may escalte all altercations since you are a gun owner. sounds a bit immature to "wave" your gun back at him to prove you have one to so what next kinda situation. best would have been to calmly pull up next to him and shoot out his passenger tires so he would then have to pull over and you could call the cops on him. :shock: :shock:

    really best thing would be call cops, give them his tag# and be done with it.
     
  10. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44 Well-Known Member

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    I'd give tag as well as description of him and gun so its harder for him to bs when they question him
     
  11. shooting time

    shooting time Member

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    I gave the police his tag number and I didn't wave my gun back at him I was going to put it in my lap where i could get it quick in case he started shooting.I slammed on the brakes when he held up the gun so he couldn't get a good shot at me.
     
  12. Campeck1911

    Campeck1911 New Member

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    heh. penguins
     
  13. Shatho

    Shatho New Member

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    I prefer to act like I don't see them. Makes them look stupid.
     
  14. mountainman444

    mountainman444 Active Member

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    Sound advice.
     
  15. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    As other posters have said: don't escalate - just report. I would think that the local PD would be one someone in a heartbeat if they get a call about excessive speeding, reckless driving, and brandishing a weapon.

    I had a similar situation happen in AZ (no guns involved) where a trucker cut us off (my wife was driving), ripped into the front fender/hood on our car with the back safety bar of the truck, and flipped us off when we caught up with her (female trucker). We tried to get her to pull over, since she just caused an accident and damage to our car. When she flipped us off, it was immediately returned by my wife. We called it in, state police were on the trucker litterally within 2 minutes (guys came out of nowhere - an impressive site to see). The female trucker admitted what she did to the officers and then told them where they could shove it (and let me just say, that was a very bad idea on her part and ended badly for her). She did tell the officers my wife had flipped her off too and the state police officer told my wife it is much easier if you don't escalate it. Escalating it was unnecessary, pointless, and more importantly, could have ended badly with gun play.
     
  16. NTA

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    I do my very best to give way and drive with utmost courtesy but I see something on the road every couple days that gives me more confirmation bias about the basic character of Atlanta people.

    And the BMW drivers, give them plenty of room because they are coming through. Except for the 745 driver on 285 the other day, that was pretty funny, everybody knows those 7series guys are just bluffing, they would not risk really bending their car.
     
  17. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    True - it is the M3 beamers that you have to worry about.
     
  18. NTA

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    I saw an M3 in an office parking lot recently. Huge hand lettered sign on the windshield:

    BACK OFF, GET AWAY, I AM WATCHING YOU.
     
  19. martin_j001

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    In my experiences, drivers of Lexus SUV's almost always SUCK at driving--its almost guaranteed that they'll do something stupid. I've also learned that drivers of cars with those stupid team flags hanging out the windows are usually :3hat: 's too.

    Shortly after I first moved to Atlanta, I saw a huge hand lettered sign in someones car...it read "Back off, I'm not in your hurry". I've always gotten a chuckle out of that.

    This morning, I had some moron woman riding my tail all the way down a 35mph road while I went 45....she was doing her makeup the whole time. I've never been so tempted to "see a squirrel running across the road" and slam on the brakes before in my life. I effing hate that crap. :screwy: :screwy: :screwy:
     
  20. NTA

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    I don't mind stupid. I've been known to make a mistake or two.
    It's the aggressive tough guys that force themselves through traffic that test my restraint.

    They are in very big hurry but have all the time in the world to get into a conflict with a stranger.