Road Rage and Guns
Have you ever had this guy pull up next to you? Most of us have experienced a driver who is less than happy, and looking to get even. In this situation, it is important to be prepared to protect yourself, and your family. Many responsible gun owners carry their hand gun in the car, or conceal it on themselves. That is why it is very important to be licensed, and know the law. Road rage and guns are very common, and it is important to know your rights!
WHAT IS THE LAW?
In Texas, there aren’t specific laws set on the books for road rage, however incidents on the road that involve road rage and guns, can be charged as reckless or aggressive driving. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association), defines reckless driving as a “traffic offense that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property”. Texas is a “Stand Your Ground” state, and this gives you the right to defend yourself if you feel your life is being threatened. Shooting a gun at another driver is classified as an example of an “aggressive driving”. Therefore, the penalty for this offense can be a felony conviction! The decision to use your gun in self defense is situational, and should be a last resort!!
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF LEGALLY?
Do you carry a gun? Responsible gun owners know the law and get certified to carry their weapon in all legal circumstances! Consequently, law enforcement will know immediately that you have taken the extra step to know the law, and have proficiency in using your gun. State law now allows you to take the classroom portion of the License to Carry online. No longer do you have to spend all day in a classroom. You can do it from the comfort of your own home for just $59. Stay on the right side of the law and get started today!