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Guns and Road Rage
« on: February 12, 2016, 06:57:37 AM »
This section may seem an inappropriate place for a post like this, but preparing for an event like road rage where you are the victim is essential to your surviving the incident. 

Most, if not all, of us carry or have a firearm available to us when we are driving our vehicle.  Being the responsible gun owners we are, we keep our firearms for defensive  purposes (or counter-offensive purposes as some would have it).  However, there are some not so responsible people that think that because they have a firearm available to them that it gives them the right and free rein to bully others.

One of the things that I have learned through my experiences with the Martial Arts and riding a motorcycle - always look for an out. I also apply that logic when driving any of my vehicles. While sometime fighting off my reactive sense that says push the issue, if I am cut-off or flipped-off by another drive, my better sense says to avoid the issue - if at all possible.

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Re: Guns and Road Rage
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 08:49:38 AM »
No kidding.

With my job at The Ice House, I spend a great deal of time on the roads in Montana, especially May - November.
I encounter plenty of folks out there who do very stupid and sometimes dangerous things on the highways.

Sometimes, but not often, they act like they are looking for confrontation.
Naturally I'm tempted to go along with the gambit, but eh...age and wisdom...age and wisdom.

They are out there, for sure.

I have this idea that cell phones have been the biggest deterrent to road rage there ever was.
In the days before cell phones, I think I remember seeing more jerks on the highways than now.
Just a thought.

I've been thinking about getting a dash cam too, for the same reason.

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Re: Guns and Road Rage
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 01:31:57 PM »
I agree: Dash-cams, and cell phones and 9-1-1, do more to call-off road rage than any gun ever will. Just let the fool see that you are using your phone, even if you're not really making a call.

Save the pistol for when the fool becomes actively aggressive and threatening.
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Re: Guns and Road Rage
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 06:40:32 AM »
Indeed.

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