Here is an excellent real-life case study for a concealed carry class on the misuse of lethal force.
Q: Was this a legal use of lethal force?
A: No, not even close.
When you choose to carry a firearm, you chose for yourself a path of greater responsibility, and one where more tolerance is required.
Put simply, you can’t be a d*ck with a gun.
This guy and his wife lack both responsibility and tolerance, and one or both may end up looking at a long prison sentence as a result:
At approximately 1 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the area of U.S. 70 and English Street in the Newport area in reference to an incident of apparent road rage that argue resulted in shots being fired. According to the sheriff’s office, the alleged road rage incident began on U.S. 70 in the James City area of Craven County and ended with an altercation and shots fired in Newport.
Major Jason Wank with the sheriff’s office said the driver of the second vehicle, a Chevrolet pickup truck, pulled into a residential driveway, at which time Bradley Turner pulled in behind him.
The video clip shows Bradley Turner approaching the truck, making a comment and then punching the driver of the truck through the window.
Two men then jump out of the truck and get into a fight with Bradley Turner. Christy Turner is then seen in the video clip handing him a handgun.
Bradley Turner initialed this incident, including throwing the first punch. For his trouble, he got double-teamed. The two boys who retaliated against Turner downed him and immediately retreated. They ended their attack and withdraw when Turner ceased to be a threat. Even at this point, Turner likely faced criminal charges for assault. He never should have left his vehicle.
The situation spun even further out of control when Christy Turner decided to introduce a gun into the mix. They’ll now both face their day in court.
According to the news story, “Bradley Turner is charged with discharging a weapon into property, two counts of assault by pointing a gun, going armed to the terror of the people, injury to personal property and assault. His wife is charged with two counts of assault by pointing a gun.”