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  •  You saw a heck of a lot of detail in an incident (1+ / 0-)
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    On the sudewalk as you were driving down the street.

    I'm having a hard time visualizing how all this happened without your being seriously distracted from the task at hand: driving a car.

    Guns can be lethal. But cars are frequently (more frequently, in pure numbers) lethal as well. If events occurred as you describe them (and why would we have reason to doubt you?) then please, I beg you, even when there are insanely distracting events occurring on the sidewalk, don't become as dangerous as the situation you're observing.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:43:37 PM PST

    •  This is something I did think about. (2+ / 0-)

      I always slow down to 5 mph anytime I see pedestrians walking along the sidewalk.
      I do so because I visualize the folks (often kids) tripping and falling into the street or animals getting off the leash running in front of my car.
      I do so to try to minimize the damage my vehicle can do.
      And yes I was distracted by the confrontation and the gun use. Both avoidable.

      Kos is Kind, Smart and Important.

      by Stop Pandering on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:36:54 AM PST

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