Well, it was bound to happen …
James Pullum and Robert Taylor were driving on a public road in Ionia, Michigan when, apparently, one or both of them began acting like asshats and driving like fools and then stopping their cars to get out and argue with one another.
Pullum [left], who was driving with his wife and mother, pulled into a car wash parking lot, and Taylor [right], who had been tailgating Pullum, followed suit. The two men exited their cars and began arguing in a case of what I like to call ‘¿Quien es mas macho?’ Or, ‘Who’s the most manly?’ when Robert Taylor pulled a gun—that he licensed to carry—and began firing at Pullum; Pullum, also a gun-owner with a license to carry, pulled his weapon and fired back.
Both men died at the scene.
Both men are dead because when you carry a gun you in tend to use it, and when you have a hot temper, like, say, when someone tailgates you, or you think someone cut you off, then it’s the perfect time to pull out a weapon and begin firing.
Too bad James Pullum didn’t think about his wife and mother, for how might he have felt if a stray bullet from Taylor’s gun, or even his own, killed a member of his family because he has a bad temper. And how would either man have felt if they accidentally shot an innocent bystander whoa just happened to be washing his car that day?
But then idiots like this don’t care about others, family or strangers, they care about protecting what’s theirs, massaging their massive egos, pretending to be 'real men,' and using a gun to do so and then losing their lives over a case of road rage which never would have happened if they hadn’t had guns.
The NRA likes to say that a good man with a gun can stop a bad man with a gun, but they never mention what happens when two so-called good men use their guns to settle a traffic dispute and they both end up dead.