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Old 02-15-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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Amazing that anyone would remotely seek to justify shooting someone in the head or getting in a gun battle over a fleeting driving incident or fenderbender. This is what happens when you have guns and people with short fuses. We should not have to live in a society where it is shoot first and ask questions later.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:20 AM
 
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I have a loaded .45 in my glove box precisely because I cannot trust people not to try and kill me over an actual or perceived minor driving incident.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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I didn't see any of that info, but it certainly sheds more light if true. Can you post the link to the source? I would like to read the whole article.
OP said she was just giving another possible scenario - last paragraph of the post.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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OP said she was just giving another possible scenario - last paragraph of the post.

Oh...then why does she think what's come out so far is misinformation?

I think people just need to look for a reason why it wouldn't be them, I guess.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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Is that really how to solve a road rage?

I'm new to this country and I'm a new driver (despite being an adult) and every time I change lane, someone will try to kill me
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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Terrible, especially the other car following the mother home.

I'd think the last place you'd want to go following a scary road rage incident is back to your place of residence.

Husband: Mom shot teaching daughter to drive may not live
Well exactly, because you do not want the nuts to know where you live in the event they decide to come back at a less conspicuous time. They should have kept driving and called the police. If they didn't have a cellphone with them and felt compelled to go somewhere, they should have driven to the nearest police station.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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Amazing that anyone would remotely seek to justify shooting someone in the head or getting in a gun battle over a fleeting driving incident or fenderbender. This is what happens when you have guns and people with short fuses. We should not have to live in a society where it is shoot first and ask questions later.
And your solution to this would be what exactly?
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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This story has so much miss-information that it's ridicules. First she was not teaching her daughter to drive. She was driving her daughter home when she got into an accident with another vehicle which resulted in damage to the passenger door of her car. She was driving, not her daughter. She then proceeded to continue to drive home. That is hit and run.

When she got home, she had her daughter go into the house and got her son to come out with a gun. There was a gun battle and she ended up getting shot in the head.

OK I admit I don't really know what happened, but there is obviously so much more to this story then is being reported. If you drive responsibly and politely and don't cause problems for other drivers, they probably won't follow you home and try to kill you. At least that is my experience.
So, is what you wrote accurate or not ? If it is, it changes things.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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I have a loaded .45 in my glove box precisely because I cannot trust people not to try and kill me over an actual or perceived minor driving incident.
Quite likely the other driver had a gun for the same reason. A handy gun and a momentary lapse in judgement is all that is needed.
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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This story has so much miss-information that it's ridicules. First she was not teaching her daughter to drive. She was driving her daughter home when she got into an accident with another vehicle which resulted in damage to the passenger door of her car. She was driving, not her daughter. She then proceeded to continue to drive home. That is hit and run.

When she got home, she had her daughter go into the house and got her son to come out with a gun. There was a gun battle and she ended up getting shot in the head.

OK I admit I don't really know what happened, but there is obviously so much more to this story then is being reported. If you drive responsibly and politely and don't cause problems for other drivers, they probably won't follow you home and try to kill you. At least that is my experience.
It was not a hit and run--it was run from a threat after a hit. Many claim that this issue is caused by a change of the law in Las Vegas. Police no longer respond to property-damage-only accidents. The drivers are supposed to stop and exchange information.

In addition, apparently a lot of residents of the Las Vegas area own guns and often wield them in traffic if someone dares honk at them.

So you have a perfect storm--the police do not respond to accidents and take reports, leaving it to those in the accident to settle among themselves, combined with a well-armed population. The guys followed her and had her address. They did not need to shoot. If the woman already was threatened by them, she probably felt the need for her son to protect them.

"When his wife pulled over after the crash, there was a confrontation and at least one of the three people from the other car threatened her, Meyers said. Sensing danger, Tammy Meyers got back into her vehicle and drove away from the scene, police said. The other vehicle followed Meyers and her daughter back to the family’s house, in the 7900 block of Mt. Shasta Circle."

Mother of four shot in road-rage incident dies | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Metro to quit responding to minor traffic accidents beginning March 3 - Las Vegas Sun News

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