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So blame the gun or gun owner

and had he expressed his anger by running them into a bridge abutment, would you blame the car or the piece of concrete. The death happened due to an attack of mental instability and not simply because the angry person had a gun. The real tragedy is that our world is filling up with more and more angry people and people who behave irresponsibly.

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So it's a mental illness to shoot into a car with children?

The problem is that both were exhibiting road rage which is really weird to me. They were cutting each other off when one decided to take it up a big notch.

I would never risk my kids to fight with another driver. If they want to go ahead, be my guest. I would rather they be in front of me than behind me.

Road rage is weird to me. A friend of mine refuses to get a driver's license because she gets road rage. To me it's just a blip in your life and doesn't mean anything in the long run.

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I'm like you in that regard

There's plenty of road in front of me. I'd rather the person be there than tailgating me. If they flip a bird on the way past, I try to hide my laugh. The ones I don't like are those who get past, and then deliberately slow down quickly at times, like they are trying to pay you back in some way for being stuck behind you for awhile. Hey, if you got ahead, then move on, or if unwilling, then what was the big hurry? Best way to defeat that type is go even a lot slower, eventually some other hothead will pass the both of you and flip off the guy in front, which will upset him all over again as he goes off chasing his new irritant.

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Then the driver of car with the dead child

would be an accomplice to murder. Focusing on the gun isn't a good argument, IMO. Once things start to escalate and no one wises up and backs down, both are to blame. This isn't anything new but, from my observations, aggressive behavior has increased dramatically over the past decades. The signs are everywhere so I don't need to point them out. I'd say this is on reason people who feel threatened purchase weapons for protection. Some of these people use their guns doubt...but it's not the guns that are at the root of the problem. The enemy is us.

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