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Tukwila, WA - Drivers trade shots in road-rage fight, 1 hospitalized

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Drivers trade shots in Tukwila road-rage fight; 1 hospitalized | The Today File | Seattle Times

    Two drivers traded shots this afternoon in a Tukwila road-rage incident that sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with a serious gunshot wound.

    Tukwila police say that just before 5 p.m., one driver, who was upset that a car had pulled over in the 10700 block of 47th Avenue South, left his vehicle and banged on the window of the other car with a gun in his hand.

    The driver in the parked car also had a gun and, after a verbal confrontation, the drivers shot at each other and then fled.

    Police responding to reports of gunfire found one driver not far from the shooting scene with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, which was initially reported by KING 5 as life-threatening. That driver has since been stabilized at Harborview Medical Center, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

    Police say they have contacted both parties and that everyone is cooperating with an ongoing investigation.
     
  2. 1200bruce

    1200bruce Port Angeles WA Active Member

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    They both fled that should say something about the 2 of them, I shoot my gun I'll be at the scene of the crime dead or alive.
     
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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This day and age, I'd rather stay home than go anywhere in my car w/o a pistol. We had a guy wave a small pistol at us through the back window of his PU on I-5 once.
     
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  4. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    I'd normally agree with you but with how far bullets can travel I'd like to think distance is your friend. The further you get away from the guy shooting at you, the safer you become. Police like to release these police reports, so it makes someone sound bad if they don't stick around while they're getting shot at.... especially if they had to shoot back. Because they release these police press reports before they have a full picture of what actually happened. Notice this news report was written less than 2 hours after the shooting took place. Which means the police released a report much sooner than that. This allows the police to pick and choose whoever they want to appear as the bad guy, from whatever evidence they gather &/or choose to ignore.
     
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  5. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    That was me..... Sorry, just kidding, I haven't driven my pick up since 2002 and it's in storage at my sister's.

    Brutus out
     
  6. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Once upon a time, 2 fools met and shot at each other, because they can't control their tempers.

    On the surface, this sounds like it was completely preventable, by both parties.
     
  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    You mean Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton??
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In case it was you, how did you like my .45? Pretty sweet, huh?
     
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  9. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    So what would you do if you were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic (not saying that's what happened here) and the guy in front of you gets out and starts walking towards you with a gun? At what point do you draw your own weapon? I know if my family is in the car it is sooner than later. Driving away is probably the best option but what if there's no escape route?
     
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  10. tarster

    tarster Albany Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would make sure he was coming for me.. then I would send some rounds right through the windshield of my car.. Might be deaf, but I wouldn't be waiting for him to start pulling the trigger before me. Especially if I had any family in the car.. They come first.
     
  11. DeadEyeMcGoo

    DeadEyeMcGoo Seattle Active Member

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    I've got to think that if anyone (aside from an officer) approaches me with a gun I'm not going to wait to see what happens. He's already indicated intent.

    Here's a great training video on exactly this subject: Road Rage Shooting - First Person Defender - YouTube
     
  12. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    A-holes. Just gives the liberals more "reasons" (in their beady little minds) to attack and infringe my rights.
     
  13. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property. Could you please tell what's bad about this type of worldview?
     
  14. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Need to make clear that the current so called liberals are strictly DBA (false name). Liberal means to have an open mind. Current lefties do not.
     
  15. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig. I've seen what liberalism is by watching millions of liberals (by their own words) take joy in destroying our country. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.
     
  16. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Trailboss, the people you are talking about have hijacked the term liberal and have no right to label themselves as such. DBA (doing business as) but not liberal at all. Liberals are open minded, these leftists are not.
     
  17. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. They call themselves Progressives, which is good because they are in no way liberals. A true liberal is what Dwaine described. These modern day Progressives tend to take the equality bit too far in that they don't stop at equal rights. This aggressive new push for "redistribution of wealth" would be recognized by a classic Liberal as irrational. Most of the left wingers that you see on TV are Progressives or, even worse - politicians.


    Meanwhile back at the thread, that was a good video DeadEye. thanks.
     
  18. Darknight

    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    I was at Threat Dynamics on Mon. with a couple guys. I always have fun and learn a little something each time I go. This time however, one of the instructors kept driving home his point that you can't use deadly force unless someone points a firearm at you first. I was always trained that if a person has intent, means and opportunity then I can use whatever force is necessary to stop that person from hurting me; up to and including deadly force. So I respectfully disagreed. If a person is having a road rage moment and displays a firearm, I am not waiting to act until after I am looking down the barrel of a gun.
     
  19. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    You have that 100% dead on.
    Liberalism is a free for all nation destroyer.
    Liberal and progressive is the same thing. There is a big difference in liberal and libertarian. Liberals have one foot in the communist marxist pot and the other in the socialist pot. 2/3 of them dont even comprehend that.
     
  20. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    An interesting story,and worthy of a lot more discussion once all the facts are in.

    It's a shame it had to be turned, once again, into a political jab thread. Oh well, that's the way this board goes anymore, hard to tell if I'm on the "Legal & Political" forum or not.