A dispute about who “cut in line” in a carpool lane at a Hoschton daycare center led one man to pull a gun on another man, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The first man said he “cut in line” at the daycare center on Ga. Hwy. 53 and another man pulled a gun on him, according to an incident report.
The second man said the first man cut in line, so he blew his vehicle horn at the first man, who then got out of his vehicle cursing at him.
The second man said he felt threatened by the first man, so he put a gun in his lap and the first man returned to his vehicle. A witness in the car with the second man said the gun wasn’t taken out of its holster and remained on the man’s lap. The witness got out of the vehicle and went inside the daycare.
A deputy said both men were “escalating” when he arrived.
This incident is a brilliant example of the sorry state our county, state and nation are now in. Grown men can't even wait in a simple line without getting in an argument and pulling guns on each other. In other articles and their respective blogs, we have a councilman wanting to fire someone because they aren't an American. Not to mention the people who want to crucify a woman for making a horrible, horrible mistake that probably haunts her every day of her life already. It's as if our entire society has been reduced to the mentality of a bunch of 5 year olds. We all demand better behavior of our children than this, yet somewhere along the line we stopped demanding better behavior of ourselves. God help us, because in this day and age, it is clear nobody else is going to.
04/06/10 at 03:01 PM
I believe the details are that only one man, the first, who did the cutting into line and then became outraged when the second said something about it, then approached the second man in a state of hysteria and with the ill intentions mentioned. The second man utilized his second amendment right to have a gun for protection and the situation became something immediately different. I like chan7 am glad the second man had this weapon and was so cool in it's usage so as NOT to allow the situation to become something it did not need to. There should be great consideration given by bully's who decide through no great process of deduction that they can simply go around inciting violence every time they are called down for their ignorance.
I'm glad the second man in the article had a gun! As stated in the article first man got out and approached second man. Second man felt threatened and showed first man a gun and then first man thought I better cool down before I get shot over cutting in line... Yes an armed society is a polite society.