Man shot during road rage incident, d...

Man shot during road rage incident, driver flees

There are 68 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 26, 2009, titled Man shot during road rage incident, driver flees. In it, Newsday reports that:

A bout of road rage turned violent Sunday night after two men confronted each other on a Yaphank roadside and one man pulled out a gun and shot the other in the leg, Suffolk police said.

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Bull

Fairfield, CT

#1 Jan 26, 2009
I don't buy it. Roadrage? How about drug deal gone wrong.
tax payer

Jersey City, NJ

#2 Jan 26, 2009
Old Field... driving a honda?
New York Groove

Stony Brook, NY

#3 Jan 26, 2009
Whatever happened to flipping some one the finger?.
critteratwork

Cincinnatus, NY

#4 Jan 26, 2009
Sounds like a botched suicide attempt.
Grimm

North Babylon, NY

#5 Jan 26, 2009
If true, good thing they released his name for his attacker to track him down and finish the job.
goodbye to you

Holtsville, NY

#6 Jan 26, 2009
sounds like another incomplete, confusing, not researched type of story, written by another top-notch newsday typer

“say what you mean...”

Since: Nov 07

and mean what you say.

#7 Jan 26, 2009
Grimm wrote:
If true, good thing they released his name for his attacker to track him down and finish the job.
good point....crazy stuff.
Frank

New York, NY

#8 Jan 26, 2009
With a name like William Intorcia I'm not buying this story.
Maggie

Roosevelt, NY

#9 Jan 26, 2009
How much more proof do the law makers need that only Police Officers should be allowed guns!!!! The saying goes, guns don't kill people, people kill people, HELLOOOOO - Guns can't shoot off themselves ya know!
Esteeben

New York, NY

#10 Jan 26, 2009
first rule of Road Rage incidents...STAY IN YOUR CAR! Then you have the option of a speedy getaway if a nutjob is approaching your car w/a weapon...or running them over like a dog.:-)
Esteeben

New York, NY

#11 Jan 26, 2009
Maggie wrote:
How much more proof do the law makers need that only Police Officers should be allowed guns!!!! The saying goes, guns don't kill people, people kill people, HELLOOOOO - Guns can't shoot off themselves ya know!
Maggie, thousands of law-abiding citizens own guns, its the few animals/criminals who do all the shooting!

Will we outlaw cars next, to outlaw DWI? Get a grip...
KirkHere

Long Island City, NY

#12 Jan 26, 2009
Maggie wrote:
How much more proof do the law makers need that only Police Officers should be allowed guns!!!! The saying goes, guns don't kill people, people kill people, HELLOOOOO - Guns can't shoot off themselves ya know!
Read the Second Ammendment. We have a right to own guns.
As to your comment "guns don't kill people, people kill people, HELLOOOOO" that is just plain silly.

There is huge inventory of inanimate objects that you can use to kill someone. A gun is just one of those many objects.

However most important is that a gun can also prevent someone from killing you. Trust me I personally know that.
SLAP CHOP

Charlotte, NC

#13 Jan 26, 2009
Maggie wrote:
How much more proof do the law makers need that only Police Officers should be allowed guns!!!! The saying goes, guns don't kill people, people kill people, HELLOOOOO - Guns can't shoot off themselves ya know!
Legal gun owners have Stopped criminals who try to do home invasions or armed robberies of businesses in my area.'My area' meaning the city of Charlotte and the surrounding counties, which comes to a good size area. In the 18 months of living here there had to be a dozen instances of savages shot and or killed by LEGAL gun owners protecting their homes or business. The more rural the area the more proactive the residents.
John

Valley Stream, NY

#14 Jan 26, 2009
Maggie wrote:
How much more proof do the law makers need that only Police Officers should be allowed guns!!!! The saying goes, guns don't kill people, people kill people, HELLOOOOO - Guns can't shoot off themselves ya know!
As passionately as you feel about this, so too do gun-owners feel just as passionately about their 2nd Amendment rights, and they're not about to relinquish those rights.
While I don't believe that the situation would have been helped if the Civic driver had been similarly armed and therefore "able-to-protect-himself " as the common pro-NRA lines read, I also don't think that trying to ban guns altogether is going to be a feasible plan. The NRA and similar groups have a great deal of political power,(as I've said before, close to half of the country are supporters)and they're not just going to go along with the proposition of what they see as "Taking-away-law-abiding- citizen's-right-to-bear-arms. "
They mean it when they say: "From My Cold Dead Hands."
Also, as I've stated on previous threads, I don't think it's a good idea for one side to own all the guns.
I'm not sure what the "right" answer is to the problem of gun violence in this country, but I am convinced that banning all guns isn't going to work the way those who propose it believe it will.
KirkHere

Long Island City, NY

#15 Jan 26, 2009
If an agrressive driver is near you the best rersponse is to totally avoid them. Let them pass. Do not react to their aggressiveness.

Pulling over and telling an aggressive person to get out of their auto for a confrontation is not going to lessen their agrressiveness. They are already out of control.

Best bet is for you to maintain control and make the rational decision to get away from them. Let them go and then simply finish your trip. Avoid eye contact as they pass. Say nothing to them. No gestures.

Why inj God's name confront these crazy people with a driver's license?

Hate to say it but the guy who got himself shot here is as responsible for his injury as the man who shot him.

He is also lucky to be alive.
Loyal Democrat

Wantagh, NY

#16 Jan 26, 2009
Maggie wrote:
How much more proof do the law makers need that only Police Officers should be allowed guns!!!! The saying goes, guns don't kill people, people kill people, HELLOOOOO - Guns can't shoot off themselves ya know!
Of course, that would make things easy... we would know the shooter is a cop.
KirkHere

Long Island City, NY

#17 Jan 26, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think it's a good idea for one side to own all the guns.
I'm not sure what the "right" answer is to the problem of gun violence in this country, but I am convinced that banning all guns isn't going to work the way those who propose it believe it will.
This is an easy one John. Anyone carrying an illegaql gun is half way to committing murder. Therefore the sentence for casrrying an illegal, gun should be half of what a person receives for murder.

12 1/2 years in prison.

The threat of a year in prison to a crimminal is no threat at all. That is why the proliferation of illegal handguns continues in this nation.
BILL

Chesterfield, MO

#18 Jan 26, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
As passionately as you feel about this, so too do gun-owners feel just as passionately about their 2nd Amendment rights, and they're not about to relinquish those rights.
While I don't believe that the situation would have been helped if the Civic driver had been similarly armed and therefore "able-to-protect-himself " as the common pro-NRA lines read, I also don't think that trying to ban guns altogether is going to be a feasible plan. The NRA and similar groups have a great deal of political power,(as I've said before, close to half of the country are supporters)and they're not just going to go along with the proposition of what they see as "Taking-away-law-abiding- citizen's-right-to-bear-arms. "
They mean it when they say: "From My Cold Dead Hands."
Also, as I've stated on previous threads, I don't think it's a good idea for one side to own all the guns.
I'm not sure what the "right" answer is to the problem of gun violence in this country, but I am convinced that banning all guns isn't going to work the way those who propose it believe it will.
Of course you do have a right to protect yourself, but saying that seems like a hypocritcal response seeing that this country was founded on violence from the Revolutionary War to the slaying of the original inhabitants, as well as yourselves ie quickest draw,to the near extinction of the American Buffalo,So you have the right to own a gun as long as you use it to place it to your temple and forget your problems.

“say what you mean...”

Since: Nov 07

and mean what you say.

#19 Jan 26, 2009
Esteeben wrote:
first rule of Road Rage incidents...STAY IN YOUR CAR! Then you have the option of a speedy getaway if a nutjob is approaching your car w/a weapon...or running them over like a dog.:-)
another good rule my father taught me is to never allow yourself to be "boxed in" by another car...this also leaves you room to back over them (if need be.)

Since: Oct 08

Long Island

#20 Jan 26, 2009
Bull wrote:
I don't buy it. Roadrage? How about drug deal gone wrong.
...or, it can also be a very angry loaner out to get his debtor.

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