Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Road Rage...

Oh, when we will Americans wake up? When will we finally realize that guns and cars don't mix? When will we finally admit that our archaic Second Amendment is leading to pain and suffering from out-of-control road rage a holics that can't control their emotions? Why can't we be more like civilised Europe, which doesn't have problems like this:

Germany motorway shooter 'motivated by bad driving'
Police in Germany say the man they have arrested over more than 700 motorway shootings fired at other vehicles because of anger over bad driving.

The 57-year-old lorry driver was held in a raid in western Germany on Sunday. Officers say he led them to a cache of firearms.

700 shootings over a span of five years. Now, he was only targeting the automobiles, and presumably in areas where the shot wouldn't immediately cause the car to stop moving or anything (i.e. no shooting out the windshield of someone tailgating him). And, apparently, in Europe, two firearms is a cache. There are times when I am out in public with a cache. Imagine that...

Not to mention that if this dude thought German drivers were bad, it's a good thing he didn't drive in Boston - he'd have been looking for a bazooka in no time...

That is all.

Tip 'o' the keyboard to Gerry for the story!

8 comments:

Dave H said...

I think it's funny that they couldn't use traffic camera images and had to do their own surveillance. Oh, why can't we be more like Europe?

And 1300 bullets? Around here that's not a cache, that's Saturday.

Bubblehead Les. said...

So the GERMANS have all the Ammo, eh?

dustydog said...

Urban driving is healthy for you. Elite athletes do max heart rate interval training; we get the same rapid increases in pulse rate and blood pressure without even going to the gym.

On a related note, I wish they would lift the ban on turn signals. I don't know when the ban was imposed, but I know that infringements are exceedingly rare (maybe a speeding motorcycle, or a tourist).

Anonymous said...

He would have run out of ammo driving from one side of the NJ Turnpike to the other.

Gerry

Dave H said...

Nah, I'm sure there are people on the Turnpike who'd be happy to fire sme bullets back at him.

Angus McThag said...

Leó Szilárd once drove in Boston.

His planned response got him moved out to New Mexico.

Roger said...

I have always thought that a pair of .50 Ma Deuces mounted in the front of my car and used judiciously would improve the general level of driving quality here in south Florida.
I feel that the sound of the Brownings Bup Bup Bup would at least trump the sound of cheap car horns.
And at best motivate the assholes to change their driving habits.
:-)

Ross said...

Two guns and 1300 rounds. That's an Appleseed shoot. Complete with time out to learn some heritage, it fits neatly into a short weekend.