Level 2

Since: Dec 08

Brodhead, KY

#22 Aug 2, 2013
It will be very interesting to see how this goes. The shooter according to the article was the aggressor in regards to starting the confrontation, by climbing up on the semi. If the shooter were to have entered the semi, then the semi driver could have used deadly force if he felt threatened, however since it was outside of the vehicles, and even tho the shooter may have been the aggressor by climbing up on the passenger side of the truck, the semi driver had the "bat, club, whatever the object was" and then that placed the shooter where he felt it necessary to use deadly force. Here is Kentucky's self defense law as per cnn.

"You can use deadly force, with no duty to retreat, when you believe such force is necessary to protect yourself from death, serious physical injury, kidnapping, sexual intercourse compelled by force or threat, or felony involving threat. You can use deadly force at your home or inside your vehicle when someone unlawfully enters it, or anywhere else you legally have the right to be."

No matter who was right, or wrong, at the end of the day it is just tragic, the events that played out last night.
Just Me

Somerset, KY

#23 Aug 2, 2013
Personally I think they both should get no less then 20 years in the State Penitentiary . Not so much for the alltercation but for the obvious act of being unquestionably STUPID ! People who behave like this have no place on our roads or in our communities..........Period .
grimace

London, KY

#24 Aug 2, 2013
Priorities wrote:
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It appears you are a bit confused. My post was responding to MFTW, not you.
You are correct...Apologies.
somerset man

Middlesboro, KY

#26 Aug 2, 2013
Can't believe some have complained about the emergency services responding, i hope they come to me like that when i need them.
Go back to the west

London, KY

#27 Aug 2, 2013
manfromthewest wrote:
no matter if is me or a loved one hurt it dont take every policeman and ambulance in the county to take you to the hosp. it is overspending.... part of the govt. overspending in a bad economy..
You sir are an idiot...
for real

Jasper, TN

#28 Aug 2, 2013
uncle silas wrote:
<quoted text>
Evidently the truck driver had intended to let the incident pass. The hot head decided to pursue the 2nd wrong--not willing to admit that his wife used bad judgment in pulling out in front of the semi. He had time to simmer down, but chose to let passion rule. If the truck driver dies as a result of the gunshot wound, the shooter should be charged with murder.
I know this deliver he is a very nice polite gentleman if anyone had road rage it was the coward who left his vehicle n tried to get in the truck n when the driver used door to push him off n got out defend his self an his load the p**** used a gun for all the trucker knew he was being hijacked so therefore he stood his ground
Phil Bredesen

Busy, KY

#29 Aug 2, 2013
for real wrote:
<quoted text> I know this deliver he is a very nice polite gentleman if anyone had road rage it was the coward who left his vehicle n tried to get in the truck n when the driver used door to push him off n got out defend his self an his load the p**** used a gun for all the trucker knew he was being hijacked so therefore he stood his ground
WOW, we need you to testify in both courts--circuit and civil.
Karl your oldest boy

Nancy, KY

#30 Aug 2, 2013
Got a philosophy for all of you on this.........mhhmm......someti mes it is the wisest and most courageous act to simply let a situation go.It goes against human nature......mhhmm.......but in the long run nobody has anything to regret until they die.If you all are smart on here you will learn from this.....mhmmm.......tragedy and let it ride even though your emotions and ego. dictate otherwise. MMMMMMMHHHMMMM.Anybody care to fix me some hot biscuits with mustard,if it don't put you out none,mmmhmmm.
ZGS

Parkville, MD

#31 Aug 2, 2013
Well, Sounds like The guy was mad because the truck driver was disrespectful to his family. He got mad and want to fight the truck driver by his actions, or did he. I really believe if he would have ask the truck driver to stop and put down his stick and showed the driver that he was bringing a stick to a gun fight. The truck driver would have been smart enough to know he was out gunned. At any rate, anyone carrying a gun challenges an unarmed person to a fight. Then if they start to lose the fight decide to just shoot them. Thats is not right. Thats pre-meditated.If the trucker knew he had a gun and still approached him, thats not very smart.
boogyman

Charlotte, NC

#32 Aug 3, 2013
Running someone off the road with a semi truck is ground enough to defend your self and family. Whether or not to go confront the person afterwards is another story.
The law in Florida is one that works. It is for everyone being able to defend themselves wherever they are legally able to be. It should be how it is all over the country. Criminals would and should second guess robbing, raping, or attacking someone.
Nuh Uh

Somerset, KY

#33 Aug 3, 2013
ZGS wrote:
At any rate, anyone carrying a gun challenges an unarmed person to a fight. Then if they start to lose the fight decide to just shoot them. Thats is not right..
It's perfectly legal in Florida, apparently.

“Question, Explore, Discover”

Level 6

Since: Dec 11

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#34 Aug 3, 2013
manfromthewest wrote:
no matter if is me or a loved one hurt it dont take every policeman and ambulance in the county to take you to the hosp. it is overspending.... part of the govt. overspending in a bad economy..
I seriously doubt that every police officer and ambulance in the county was there.

But if so, so what? You get a call that someone has been shot at an intersection isn't it prudent to assume the worst and send in the troops? What if the shooter was on a spree? Would you want 1 cop and 1 ambulance to show up just because you think it will save you a dime in taxes?

Level 5

Since: Nov 10

Somerset, KY

#35 Aug 3, 2013
One of the first things you are taught in a concealed carry class, avoid any kind of confrontation when carrying a weapon. Carrying a weapon is a great responsibility. If he was going to confront the driver. The gun should have been left in the car. Just saying. Confrontation in this case was not called for. Cool heads prevail.

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Level 6

Since: Dec 11

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#36 Aug 3, 2013
This is why I distrust anyone I know to be carrying a gun, unless it is someone whose job includes carrying a gun.

Level 5

Since: Nov 10

Somerset, KY

#37 Aug 3, 2013
Yiago wrote:
This is why I distrust anyone I know to be carrying a gun, unless it is someone whose job includes carrying a gun.
,
LOL, I would rather to know a person is carrying , at least you are fore warned.This person evidently had no formal training.
Kind of parnoid I see.

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Level 6

Since: Dec 11

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#38 Aug 3, 2013
Gomer-ez wrote:
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LOL, I would rather to know a person is carrying , at least you are fore warned.This person evidently had no formal training.
Kind of parnoid I see.
Are you saying I'm paranoid?? I don't feel the need to strap on a killing machine when I go buy my milk and bread with the wet dream that I'll turn into Rambo if trouble arises.
wonderwhy

Middlesboro, KY

#39 Aug 3, 2013
Correct thing to do in this situation is call the police and let them handle it. Too many hot heads these days. Now a kid really 23 is going to be in jail for a while because he couldn't control his anger. Truck driver was being stupid too and is injured badly , no law against stupid but their is a law against assault.

Level 5

Since: Nov 10

Somerset, KY

#40 Aug 3, 2013
Yiago wrote:
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Are you saying I'm paranoid?? I don't feel the need to strap on a killing machine when I go buy my milk and bread with the wet dream that I'll turn into Rambo if trouble arises.
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You are the one who does not trust anyone with a gun.= "paranoid"
You are clusless about the real world.

Level 5

Since: Nov 10

Somerset, KY

#41 Aug 3, 2013
He should teach his wife how to drive.She pulled out in the trucks lane at a slower speed. If he felt the need to be macho, he should have tried it out on his wife first.
this is fact

London, KY

#42 Aug 3, 2013
Drive a big truck rule the road!
Carry a big stick win the fight, just like big trucks win in a crash!
Col. Colt made thing come out different.

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