Florida Man In Automotive Shootout

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  1. badge315

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    I see no rational way for the truck driver to justify his actions; firing at another vehicle, through your own windshield, while driving 90+ mph is unbelievably reckless. Not to mention that the car was in front of him with its driver presumably facing forward; how do you articulate a valid threat in that situation? If he was truly in fear for his life, all he had to do was let off the gas. And before anyone says the driver of the truck had no duty to retreat, remember, SYG only applies if you're in a place you have a legal right to be...and you have no RIGHT to travel 20+ mph over the posted speed limit on a public highway.

    Having said all that, I have my doubts that either driver will be charged. I suspect that the State Attorney will decide there is not enough evidence to convict either driver. The driver of the car will undoubtedly claim that he was in fear of his life and brandished his pistol only because the driver of the truck pursued him.
     
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  2. The_Dan

    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    you are applying your state laws to his...

    I am confident the police in Florida will act appropriately with regard to Florida law. There is no doubt he did what he is shown on video doing...and he called the police himself to report the incident, surely he showed them the video as well.
     
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    As was mentioned, it's very common with Lyft and Uber. I've not ever been in one that didn't have cameras set up.
     
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    It definitely causes deflection. Shooting inside to out will cause an upward deflection; shooting outside to in will cause a downward deflection.

    Shooting inside to out with the up deflection plus the added unstability of a mashed bullet - worse if it was a hollow point; I would be surprised if he hit the car at all.
     
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    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    His video shows him brake-checking the car, causing an accident. What would be the charge for that?
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Why’s it always Florida?
     
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    I watched some video last night that shows there's a good change the 350z took a shot at dude first after flashing the gun. Still first reaction would be slamming on my brakes, not blowing my eardrums
     
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    1. Takes two (idiots) to tango.
    2. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    These A-holes are lucky one, (or worse someone innocent) didn't end up dead, and the other in jail.
     
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    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    The bigger problem is the bullet fragmenting/tumbling. You have zero idea where it's going after it goes through the glass.
     
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    He’s got the full tactical uniform. He’s a sniper on Call Of Duty.
     
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    Yeah he lost about 30% of his hearing with that exchange...

    shooting inside a vehicle, especially a truck, it like getting hit in the face. The concussive force is immense.
     
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    Main advantage to Gold Dot ammo. Bullet is designed to shoot through auto glass without fragmenting.
     
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    I'm only calling it because fullclip got more responses. :crying:
     
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    "That's not a bullet hole, someone threw a rock."
     
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    FSS 316.183 (5) impeding the flow of traffic unlawful speed
    could also be reckless 316.192 1 a, florida has many statutes that overlap , reckless is the most points and hardest to prove
     
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    I think some of the dash-cam models record both forward and interior. The forward is to give evidence for crashes and the interior is to protect Uber and taxi drivers against allegations of misconduct or provide evidence in cases of assault.
     
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    Exactly what I have been thinking. Perhaps a B-grade horror film series called Florida Man, Florida Man Holds My Beer, Revenge of the Florida Man, then a prequel called Rise of the Florida Man.
     
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    Believe it or not, hollow points go through glass better than FMJ rounds do.

    The guys I used to train with would bring fresh junk cars in a couple times a year so we could train shooting our way out of a car under (imaginary) fire. A lot of the FMJ rounds would tumble when hitting the glass, most hollow points would always make a round hole and spin like they were supposed to, regardless of caliber. I sure thought it would have been the other way around.
     
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    "A Florida man was videoed on his own dashcam as he fired a shotgun through his the windshield of his car at a fellow driver."

    :dunno:

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