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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:33 PM

Police report uptick in frustrated rush-hour motorists waving guns

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -
Rush-hour traffic inevitably leads routinely to rude motorists, but Overland Park police are concerned after seeing an increase in motorists waving guns when they are frustrated.

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Police: Road rage incident may have sparked shooting in Overland Park

If anyone travels during rush hour in Overland Park, they know Metcalf Avenue is always busy, but what they don't expect is gunfire.

It was rush hour, Overland Park police say, about 7:30 a.m. Monday when two men got into a fit of road rage near 91st Street and Metcalf Avenue, a fit witnesses say included speeding up, slowing down and cutting each other off for 12 blocks.

Overland Park police have reported three road rage incidents involving weapons this week.

"Usually during the course of the year, we get a couple of them that involve a weapon, but given we've had three in a week, that's serious," said Overland Park Police Department spokesman Gary Mason.

Jess Worton was charged this week with aggravated assault. He is accused of firing at a car at 79th Street and Metcalf Avenue during the morning rush hour last week. A car not involved in the altercation was struck by a bullet.

Two days after Worton allegedly fired a weapon, a woman called police to report a passenger in another vehicle had pointed a gun at her.

On Saturday, a woman said a driver pointed a weapon at her while she was traveling near Interstate 435 and Metcalf. The woman had small children in the vehicle with her. Chad Schaffer has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with that incident.

http://www.kctv5.com/story/20877052/police-see-uptick-in-frustrated-rush-hour-motorists-waving-guns

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proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
msongs Jan 2013 #1
Robb Jan 2013 #2
dballance Jan 2013 #3
Takket Jan 2013 #4
upaloopa Jan 2013 #5
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AnnieBW Jan 2013 #8
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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:33 PM

1. gun owners are really special eh| n t

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:34 PM

2. Those wacky responsible gun owners.

Anything for a laugh.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:40 PM

3. With the Sales of Guns Skyrocketing Who Could Have Possibly Seen this Coming?

I mean really. A responsible, law-abiding gun owner would never threaten another motorist with their weapon just because they're frustrated and angry. Being frustrated and angry never leads people to crimes of passion like manslaughter.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:41 PM

4. what a coincidence!

All the paranoid morons are buying up guns before Obama repeals the 2nd amendment, comfiscates all the guns, imposes sharia law and disbands the military and all of a sudden more people are waving guns around! I wonder why.........

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:55 PM

5. Can you stand your ground in a moving vehicle?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:34 PM

6. The irony...

The irony is that people who don't believe in evolution are trying hard to win a Darwin award.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:35 PM

7. WTF?!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:51 PM

8. They're just exercising their Second Amendment rights!

It's their right as an American to have a handgun in their car to protect themselves from being cut off in traffic!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:58 PM

9. My guess is those who "upticked" probably used to sit angrily behind the wheel

muttering "asshole, shitheap!" now they can wave thier newly-purchased spine and PROVE to those asshole drivers how angry they truly are!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:56 PM

10. Give EVERY driver a Bushmaster. It's the only solution to this problem.

Giving everyone a Bushmaster is the ONLY solution to ANY problem in life.

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