An elderly Florida man was charged with attempted murder after engaging in a road ragey “Second Amendment Solution” to being cut off in traffic. Police say that 83-year-old Mario Perez-Tano was stopped at a traffic light when another man, Miguel Garcia, pulled in front of his Volkswagen Beetle.
Naturally, the elderly gentleman felt that someone pulling out in traffic at a red light warrants a solution–of the “right to bear arms” sort. Perez-Tano got out of his car and blocked in the other driver, whipped out his trusty .38-caliber handgun, and proceeded to unleash freedom all over Garcia’s car. The “responsible gun owner” fired one shot into Garcia’s tire and another into the driver’s side window, grazing the victim’s arm.
Garcia quickly sped away, but Perez-Tano climbed back into his Bug and followed him. The pursuit was not halted by a “good guy with a gun,” but instead a drawbridge. The bridge raised, forcing both vehicles to stop, and police intercepted the shooter.
Unfortunately, these sorts of incidents are becoming commonplace. Recently, a 9-year-old girl in Tuscon, AZ was shot during a road rage incident. Just before this, a New Mexico “Second Amendmenter” opened fire on a carload of children when he became displeased with the driver. These are just a couple of examples highlighting the increasingly dangerous trend of responding to everything with gunfire. What ever happened to simply incoherently screaming out one’s window at the “offender?” Much safer.