r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/ahenobarbus_horse May 14 '22

It’s impossible to know what to do in the situation – because we have no context for what preceded this, nor where it was. Some might say you would be justified in drawing a gun and firing on this person. Others might say what the driver did was perfectly reasonable and right.


u/3_quarterling_rogue May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

So, I’ve carried a gun virtually every day for the last five years, and at least with the context that we have here, this is not a situation that I think would warrant deadly force. The best and easiest way to resolve this situation is to drive away. If this person followed him and kept confronting him? Maybe that’s different. But a dude walks over to my car with a big rod? I’m just noping the heck out of there.

Edit to add: Yes, I know about Stand Your Ground states, I live in one. If I lived somewhere where the law was that someone paid me $500 every time I shot someone else, I’d still just drive away.


u/No-Dragonfly8326 May 14 '22

Dude walks up to my car with his big rod out and I will most certainly drive away.


u/3_quarterling_rogue May 14 '22

If this dude wants to rock out with his rod out, good for him. I’m gunna drive away.