Today, I tried to pass a truck pulling a trailer and he cut me off. I was in a proper passing zone.
At the next stop light he got out screaming waving a baseball bat and threatened me.
I pulled my 40 Smith and Wesson and laid it in my lap and calmly told him to watch for the green light. He got back in his truck and drove away.
He was well within 5 yards and I could have easily put 15 rounds in a 6-inch circle.
He never saw the gun.
He got in his truck and drove off.
I have played this scenario over and over on my head and wonder when would it have been legal to pull my weapon out. Should I wait until he smashed my windshield? Should I have waited until he shoved the bat in my window?
The intersection has video cameras.
The 40 Smith and Wesson kept me calm and cool headed, yet I wonder at what point I should I protect myself.