As reported, a Kingsport, TN concealed carry permit holder was driving home when a car in front of him started weaving back and forth, blocking the road. The driver of that car then stopped his car in the middle of the road, exited his vehicle, and began yelling at the concealed carry permit holder. The angry man tried to enter the concealed carry permit holder’s car, at which point he drew his gun in self defense. Seeing the gun was enough to cause the road rage driver to run back to his car and drive off. No shots were fired, and police arrested the road rage driver at his home later that day.
A recurring argument against gun ownership and concealed carry centers on the unfounded notion that gun owners will open fire over parking spots and road rage incidents. This is simply not the case, as the millions of law abiding concealed carry permit holder prove every day. Remember, concealed carry permit holders have been statistically shown to be more law abiding than even the police. Instead, concealed carry allows citizens to defend themselves against violent attack, as happened here.