Consider these two recent newspaper reports:
On Wednesday, Feb. 15 two truck drivers got into a fight at a truck stop in Pacific, Missouri when one driver pulled a pistol and shot and killed the other. The prosecutor says a video and eyewitness show the diver with the gun was acting out of self defense.
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, two truck drivers waiting to unload at a Costco warehouse in Monrovia, Maryland got into an argument over their positions in line. One, a 61-year-old driver from Wisconsin told police he pulled a handgun when he felt threatened by the other driver. The driver had a permit to carry a handgun in Wisconsin but not Maryland. He was charged with two counts of assault and several weapons violations and released.truck drivers.
This was even more clearly defined in a recent three-part series by Carolyn Manger and published by our sister publication Overdrive recently. A survey by Overdrive found 27 percent of those survey carry a gun when they drive. It also found that 73 percent said they were in situations recently when they wish they had had a gun.
Read the full series: