From our Wisconsin RW Journal-Sentinel, a story which is funny only because no one got hurt:
Two Milwaukee men — each with a state permit to carry a concealed weapon — traded dozens of shots in a rolling shootout through two sides of town and down a freeway, the kind of Wild West scenario concealed carry opponents warned would turn road rage incidents deadly.Who could have guessed?
I recommend reading the article for the full gunfail. In fairness to the two participants, one Mr. Scott and one Mr. Adamany, perhaps I can summarize the perspective of each. First, Mr. Adamany, who claimed that Mr. Scott fired first:
Adamany said he'd had just left the Taco Bell near S. 14th and W. Burnham streets and was pulled over to send text message when a gold Dodge Magnum pulled. A passenger said, "What are you looking at, white boy?" showed a chrome handgun and fired at Adamany's car, striking the driver's side mirror, before speeding off.We appear to have a racial overtone here. Who could have guessed this in Milwaukee, the most (or second most) segregated city in the country?
Adamany decided to pursue and... get the license plate of the offending vehicle? No, he decided to return fire, chasing the other vehicle on the freeway and city streets. (In fairness, he claimed that the Dodge was firing at him...)
the two cars were swerving around other traffic before the Dodge left the freeway briefly, then re-entered at W. Fond du Lac Ave. ...Adamany began emptying the magazine of his gun, shooting out the window with his left hand while driving and using the phone with his right hand, he told police.Really? Driving on the freeway, swerving through traffic, using your phone in your right hand, emptying your magazine out your window with your left? I dunno what they teach in those concealed carry classes, but I know what I learned about this in my drivers ed class.
Let's be thankful Mr. Adamany didn't have an extended clip.
Mr. Adamany is charged with first-degree reckless endangering safety.
Now, Mr. Scott, who claims that Mr. Adamany fired first:
Scott told a different detective that he and a friend were driving near S. 27th and W. Howard Ave. or W. Morgan Ave. when a blue car passed him. The other driver, Scott said, "mean mugged" him and showed a black handgun. Scott grabbed his gun and showed it back before speeding away.Mine's bigger than yours...
Soon the blue car was chasing him, Scott said, firing shots. So Scott fired back out his driver's window, pointing backward over his shoulder with his right hand, while steering with his left.Been watching too many movies or he's more talented than I am. I have to either look in front of me (where am I going on the freeway?) or behind (what am I shooting at?).
Scott eventually had to pull off the freeway when all his tires were shot out. He ran away from his car and Mr. Adamany (who was apparently still shooting) and flagged down a deputy. He apparently has not been charged.
Two guys, each apparently with a chip on their shoulder, add an apparent misunderstanding, and the next thing we know is they're driving down the interstate weaving through traffic taking shots at each other. Whatever happened to the good old days when you just gave the jerk the finger and let it go at that?
Thank dumb stupid luck that no one else got hurt.