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Old 03-17-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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It happened on my way to work this morning around a quarter to five. I was driving on the right lane on a two lane road. This road turns into a one lane and I needed to get on the left lane.
So I put my blinkers on and no one would give me a break. I was getting closer to the end of the left lane when I decided to slightly slip in the car behind me. Now this individual was a very anal one. He hunked the horn at me, flashed me with the high beam, gave me the birdie, you name it.
I made the sign for him to calm down and he got even more agitated. So all of a sudden her goes into the service road on the far left and cuts me off, then stops.
I was like hmmm, what's on this guy's mind now. I see him reaching for something and almost inmediately the survival instinct kicked in. I have my .45 with me at all times and usually have a loaded magazine in my jacket. So I reached for my little friend and got out of my car with the door wide open using it as a shield at the same time feeling for the magazine with my left hand.
He got out of the car with a knife and right away I made sure he saw me, I put the magazine in my buddy and cocked it.
I told him right now he better think what he's going to do next. He looked at me and said: 'You effing $pics think you own this country, blah, blah, blah" I replied to him in a very thick spanish accent: 'I love you too sweetheart".
He got on his car and took off like a bat out of hell.
Fortunately nothing happened, I was able to calm down the adrenaline rush and made it to work in time.
What's with people nowadays, they can't share the road with fellow drivers and always in a rush.
I do not think you handled the situation properly, especially as a carrier of a concealed weapon. First off what in the world is this universal sign for calming down? You should have never gestured anything in the first place. Also why did you not verbally inform the individual that you were carrying a handgun... from what I understand you brandished the weapon?
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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Wow. Reached for your gun pretty quick. Was a little traffic argument really worth getting your gun out over?
Not as fast as he was coming at me with a knife.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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I do not think you handled the situation properly, especially as a carrier of a concealed weapon. First off what in the world is this universal sign for calming down? You should have never gestured anything in the first place. Also why did you not verbally inform the individual that you were carrying a handgun... from what I understand you brandished the weapon?
After I saw him with the knife I then made sure he saw me with it.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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Sorry, Mr. Cat, IMHO, the best thing would've been to ignore all of his intial rage with the lights, gestures, etc. and just drive on. Stooping to his level is dangerous and makes absolutely no sense.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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I find it disturbing that drivers feel the need to carry weapons with them. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this incident. And I was also wondering about "the universal sign for calming down", I've never heard of it. I would assume someone was telling me off with hand gestures. Better just to keep your hands down and drive on.


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First off what in the world is this universal sign for calming down? You should have never gestured anything in the first place.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Obviously your life is so cheap and worthless to you that you're willing to risk
losing it over being flipped off and high-beamed. Not only that but you are a jerk to not consider all the people around you who might have been injured or killed in a gunfight.
Sure. I am gonna sit there and let him come at me with a knife. Of course you would have handled it differently and tried to reason with a pissed off jerk coming at you with a knife.
When that happens to you and if you survive the incident please, feel free to post it.
BTW there was not going to be a gunfight, there was only gonna be one shot fired.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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It sounds like you escalated the situation. Did he actually get out of his car first and come toward your car with a knife? If so, that's one thing. And if he did do that, stay in the car and lock the doors. You sound like an irresposible fire arm owner.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: California
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Machismo sweetie....Male egos at work!!! (J/K).

I wasn't there, I don't know.

But if I were there with you, I'd ask you for your number, and compliment you on your driving skills (that's after you cut me off etc)!!..

(I'm in a good mood today, lol, can't you tell?)
LOL...Sweetie, If I were there...I would have no need to cut you off....I would have left you in my dust!
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Sorry, Mr. Cat, IMHO, the best thing would've been to ignore all of his intial rage with the lights, gestures, etc. and just drive on. Stooping to his leve is dangerous and makes absolutely no sense.
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Sure. I am gonna sit there and let him come at me with a knife. Of course you would have handled it differently and tried to reason with a pissed off jerk coming at you with a knife.
When that happens to you and if you survive the incident please, feel free to post it.
BTW there was not going to be a gunfight, there was only gonna be one shot fired.
Well, you could've not made any gestures back, for one. If there's one thing that'll **** anyone off more than being ignored, it's being told to calm down.

Secondly, it was a knife, why not stay in the car and drive away, not to mention call the police.

Personally I'd stay in the car, and as soon as the car stopped, I'd make sure to have room get away.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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Ok, I am not one to argue. I was at fault. I should have let him come at me and cut me a new one, do damage to my car, then call the cops and wait for ambulance.
Next time I'll do just that.
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