I gotta go check out Georgia.
I don't think anyone who is pro-carry expects to solve every conflict at gunpoint. That's not the point. The thought that anyone could be carrying a concealed weapon acts as a deterrent and often prevents situations from even happening. These squids would never have done what they did to that RR if it had been a police cruiser, not because they're afraid of a couple of doughy cops, but because of the Glock .40s on their hips and their authority to use them. I'd go as far as saying they wouldn't have done it to a jacked up F-250 with a deer in the bed driven by a couple of guys in camo for similar reasons. If any misstep could result in you getting shot, you tend to be nicer to people.I didn't mean for this to become a gun debate. I am not anti-CCW or anti-2nd amendment. Quite the contrary. And I have no doubt that there very well may have been guns in the group. My point was, that in this situation, had the SUV driver been carrying (legally, with permit and all), and tried to use that weapon, the situation would have escalated way quicker and been far worse. If NY allowed CCW, then for sure, even more of the riders would also have been armed, and obviously they had the mindset that "if I am wronged in the slightest, I have the right to do harm or intimidate." The situation would have ended horribly on the freeway, in a scene resembling Custer at Little Big Horn.
But I do feel that he used the weapon that he had available to protect himself and his family. I see no difference in what he did vs. what any pro-gun rights person would say about using a gun in the case where he, or his family were threatened.
hardline_42;274610 not because they're afraid of a couple of doughy cops said:i think the key word is authority. These guys fear the cops because they can take your bike, fine and put you in jail. $ and jail is as good a deterrent as the guns.
This whole story rattles me. I got so upset seeing the footage and frustrated with how the pack mentality removed all civilized thought. What was the guy that first got bumped thinking?!! Super sad story. If the driver of the RR truly was the instigator, the real story should be how he carries around those gigantic balls everywhere.
CR.net, whats with the borderline racists blather from some of you? Do all old white dudes turn into racists in their 60's? i was hoping it was just my dad!
The biker gang could have just as easily been white dudes with huge egos too.
I know you don't mean anything by it, but the fact that 3 or 4 of us picked up on it, you get called out.
If all black males gang bang and carry illegal handguns - then all old white dudes are never wrong and know better than anyone else how to do anything and everything and their ability to point out other's mistakes has no rival.
Made that joke two pages ago - occupy range rover. Keep up.Maybe they are socialists and wanted to redistribute the rich guys money....
Here's a recent story about gun control in Ga. BTW- the intruder was from NY.
GA Woman Who Shot Intruder Hailed as Model Gun Owner
...except there is no real cultural precendent for black on asian hate crimes (ok maybe a little from Do the Right thing), so its not really stereotypical. Hate crimes in the US are generally thought to be against blacks, jews, maybe women. If you want to make a point about racist stereotypes you should start by not using mock ebonics.they are reinforcing racist stereotypes that is the point I am making they are proved themselves to be guilty,racist criminals by the video(attempting to murder an Asian, hence, a racist hate crime) and they have earned the disrespect that they are getting