Tonight: Live Streamed Interview With Orlando Man Who Shot Through His Own Windshield During Road Rage Incident

CCX2 live stream interview marco mazzetta orland road rage windshield

Maybe you’ve seen video of an Orlando area man who got into a road rage incident last week with another car while driving on an interstate. He opened fire on the other driver, shooting through his own windshield.

That man is Marco Mazzetta and his car is equipped with a dashcam system that shows what’s in front of him, what’s behind him and the inside of the car. Here’s edited footage of what happened that day [NSFW language]. The incident really begins at about 1:45:

 

Mazzetta says he opened fire — again, through his own windshield — when the other driver brandished a handgun during the road rage encounter. The video above shows the other driver holding a handgun. Mazzetta, who has a valid Florida concealed carry permit, dialed 911 shortly after the incident and reported it to police. He was not arrested.

We’ve since learned that the other driver has been identified, has a history of brandishing a gun at other drivers while on the road, and is being sought by police.

There are many obvious questions about all of this. Here are just a few . . .

  1. Why did Mazzetta engage the other driver during an aggressive traffic incident, brake-checking him and flipping him off? There’s a reason it’s said that an armed society is a polite society. Those who carry a gun usually avoid these situations at all costs.
  2. Was the other driver pointing the gun at Mazzetta when he opened fire? Was there no way to maneuver away from him?
  3. Why did Mazzetta choose to upload the video and make it public?

Fortunately, we’ll get to ask Mr. Mazzetta those questions and more. He’s agreed to join the weekly CCX² live streamed program tonight with Brandon Curtis of Concealed Nation and attorney Phil Nelsen. I’ll be there as well.

You can watch the interview live, here, beginning at 10:00p eastern time:

 

UPDATE: due to unforeseen circumstances, I won’t be on the broadcast tonight, but the interview is still on. Watch it right here.

 

comments

  1. avatar Mike Dexter's a GOD says:

    Nah. No excuse for that. You pull away from him, slow down, get off a ramp, whatever. Call the cops. This dude shouldn’t be carrying.

    1. avatar rdsii64 says:

      Amen brother. This a classic example of what not to do.

      1. avatar Mike Dexter's a GOD says:

        Classic example of not one but TWO idiots (this guy and the other driver, not the passenger here) who are obviously unstable and have seen too many movies. Kinda disappointed to see he’s getting an interview out of his blatant recklessness. Hopefully no one tries to hold this guy up as some 2A hero.

    2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Looks like Mr. Defensive Driver already attempted to pull away, even change roadways to distance himself. At time mark 2:20, the video shows that the Mr. You Mad Bro? made physical contact with DD’s vehicle at highway speed, then afterward displayed and pointed a deadly weapon. The intentional contact and subsequent brandishing are clear communications of intent to cause harm. Likely why DD was not charged by LE.

      However… if I were in DD’s place, I would probably have attempted a brake-and-turnaround across the median to the opposite side of the highway. If YMB had followed and approached with gun drawn again, then DD would have had concrete reason to shoot, hopefully to end the threat once and for all.

      This being a keyboard kommentary, after all. 🙂

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        EDIT: Time mark 2:02.

      2. avatar KenW says:

        Mr Mazzetta admits in other interviews he brake checked the other guy cause he was driving to close causing him to bump his truck.
        Personally I think he will not get out of this unscathed.

      3. avatar Jeremy B. says:

        Watch it again. The “defensive driver” in the truck cut off the car three times. Maybe the first time wasn’t intentional (car driver being aggressive) but he could have easily let the car by the other two times.

        Then the “defensive driver” was doing over 100 mph to catch up to the car.

        AND pulled his pistol BEFORE he saw the car drivers gun.

        Egos. No other explanation.

    3. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Just let the idiots be idiots. Karma or the police will catch up at some point.

    4. avatar Me says:

      Slowing down isn’t going to stop a bullet.

      (The entire incident shouldn’t have happened)

  2. avatar Biatec says:

    “The video above shows the other driver holding a handgun. Mazzetta, who has a valid Florida concealed carry permit”

    How is this relevent?

    1. avatar Sian says:

      proves a law-abiding history. Not relevant to having a gun in your car, as a CWP is not required for that in Florida.

      1. avatar Biatec says:

        Abiding tyranny does not mean much to me. It’s kind of irrelevant at this point.

        1. avatar Ing says:

          If it means you won’t get arrested and have even more rights taken away, it’s very relevant.

          Doesn’t erase the tyranny aspect, but that’s just the reality of it. Jump through the hoops when it’s necessary — and work to get rid of them in the long run.

  3. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

    I had someone point a gun at me in traffic maybe 35 years ago. Some punk-ass kid.

    I stabbed the brakes and let him go on ahead. This was before cell phones were common items.

    This guy, I just don’t know. I would have just slowed the fuck down and called it in. The law might have a problem with him returning fire in traffic. Other people were ahead…

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      That, and the deflection of the bullet’s trajectory due to passing through angled glass. Don’t know if he was shooting JHP or FMJ, which would be another factor as it passed through the barrier. Factors to send a bullet other than where you’re pointing the gun, including innocent nearby drivers…

    2. avatar JimmyCrackCorn says:

      I had a gun pointed at me in Portland traffic years ago. I also hit the brakes and let the guy go on. Saw him in the news the next day, he had road raged at some lady and fired 2 rounds at her. He had been trying to get off the packed 3 lane road and apparently I was in his way. I was also armed and didn’t even think to pull my gun, just disarm the situation and get away from him. I count myself lucky he didn’t shoot. He was arrested for it at home after the endless cameras showed his license plate.

  4. avatar Cknarf says:

    Yeah, no thanks. This jack wagon has gotten enough of my time already.

  5. avatar d says:

    Unless the offending driver, who was in front of the car, was actually in the process of shooting, the firing of the gun was illegal. You can only shoot in defense, not offensively, unless you can demonstrate an ongoing crime. It appears that the shooter in the car came committed a crime. He should have pulled over instead

    1. avatar CentralVirginian says:

      I don’t know about you but I’m not waiting to find out if the man pointing a gun at me is going to fire. The problems are the conduct before, brake checking, driving 100 to keep pace with the idiot. It would also appear he endangered the other cars around. Had he just slowed down to begin with, the idiot in the Nissan would be someone else’s problem. So while the threat was very real, he was an active participant in the road rage.

    2. avatar Jerms says:

      Tell us more, Dershowitz.

  6. avatar rk Campbell says:

    Mutual combat. Pure and simple. Two mean ass boys having it out.

    PRoblem is — did a million things he should have done instead.

    Posting this video is a very very bad idea.

    1. avatar SoCalJack says:

      Does this incident make gun owners look bad? Depends how the leftist media want to twist this. Reminds me of that saying, “when you argue with a jerk, there’s 2 jerks arguing.”

  7. avatar FedUp says:

    So a guy tries to pass him as he’s merging onto the freeway at 70mph, rear ends him and drives away…(hit and run?).

    Then Mazzetta is seen chasing him at 86mph, which looks like Mazzetta is the aggressor here. Guy moves into right lane, Mazzetta blows by him at 102mph…

    Then we see the car driver accelerating past Mazzetta brandishing a handgun and Mazzetta shooting at him…

    It’d be nice to see continuous video of the whole thing instead of pieces here and there, but the video shown makes it look like two assholes taking road rage to criminal levels.

    I’m guessing car guy started it and Mazzetta escalated it to violence.

    1. avatar Mercury says:

      Came here to say that, basically. I don’t care how big an asshole the other guy is, you don’t get macho with a car and you don’t get macho with a gun. This guy did both. You either don’t get a chance to think before need to do some high speed driving, some precise shooting, or some (potential) vehicular homicide to protect yourself or your loved ones; or you do have enough time to take a beat, ask yourself “is this shitstain worth it?” and determine that the answer is “no. Of course he isn’t.”

      Take a warning from this idiot, and be the bigger man both on and off the road. There’s a time to do things that might get somebody dead, and you’ll KNOW when that time is. Otherwise, you just walk (or drive) away and forget that particular waste of a human life even exists.

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        Every time someone angrily cuts me off on the freeway or road rages with an extended finger because I’m only going 5 mph above the speed limit instead of Warp 6, I calmly remind myself that in a very short time I’ll be home with the wife, enjoying a hot meal, and completely forgetting all about him.

        1. avatar John in FL says:

          Revenge for dinner?
          No need to heat mine up, thanks!

        2. avatar The Crimson Pirate says:

          Revenge is a dish best served cold?

  8. avatar MB (the real MB) says:

    Better solution pull over, dial 911 when he saw the other drivers gun. Wait for police to arrive, , extract the video of the gun waving the gun and then show up in court to see the guy go to jail after you testify. This solution does not require a new windshield, wearing aids the rest of you life and no reloading of your penis extender overly large revolver

  9. avatar RGP says:

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    1. avatar Dave in PTC says:

      Amen.

  10. avatar B says:

    Why is that shooter in the video not in jail?

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      “Why is that shooter in the video not in jail?”

      Good question. Something tells me the investigation is *far* from over, and he might want to be careful with what he says in that ‘interview’…

      1. avatar jwm says:

        If not talking to the cops is good advice, not talking to the media is golden advice.

        1. avatar FedUp says:

          The Ahmaud Arbery pursuers got themselves in hot water with the public release of the cell phone video one of them made, after a DA gave them a full pass on the killing.

          This fellow might have done the same for himself with his dash cam, but I suspect the police already have the video as part of their investigation.

          https://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=2323168&tl=-Jogger-shot-and-killed-near-Brunswick-GA

        2. avatar Miner49er says:

          “after a CORRUPT RACIST DA gave them a full pass on the killing”

          There you go, a more accurate statement regarding the institutionalized racism present in the state of Georgia.

        3. avatar Shallnot BeInfringed says:

          In your opinion. Which you have repeatedly and continuously proven to be worthless…

  11. avatar Richard Kudrna says:

    This story would read as a tragedy if innocents were hit by stray bullets or if the cars involved lost control and hurt innocents.
    I am completely in agreement with the comments before me encouraging disengagement and de-escalation.

  12. avatar Paul says:

    Did anyone else notice that Mazetta can’t drive for chit? He’s all over the road, crossing solid white lines, changing lanes randomly –

    Any one of us might have thought about shooting the [email protected] if he were driving close to us, endangering our lives. Not that any rational person WOULD pick up a gun and shoot for such petty nonsense.

    1. avatar Tex300BLK says:

      It’s pretty obvious from the video that he is deliberately messing with the other driver. I say this partially because I used to drive exactly like this when I saw aggressive drivers when I was younger, and he is doing exactly what I did in those times. Even during the entire stretch of the video from 0:20 to 1:15 where you can only see out the front you can tell exactly what he is doing. He’s messing with the driver of the car and now he’s all butthurt because the other guy got mad. Both of these drivers should be locked up. WTF is it with people who do this?

      Right at the beginning of the video when the other car aggressively weaves into the lane behind him and you see him immediately look up into his mirror and thereafter constantly glancing into his mirror as he speeds up when there are gaps in traffic and then slows down when passing other cars and then deliberately changes lanes in front of the car on multiple occasions first right at 0:15 seconds, he slows down while passing the white truck pulling a trailer and then waits till the car commits to passing on the right and almost runs the guy clean off the road, and then again when they pass the toll booth and he crosses a double white and then slows down as they pass the white expedition right as the following driver tries to accelerate into the gap from 1:55 to 2:02 ultimately getting himself rear-ended in the process. Again, I used to drive like this, it’s so stupid, now when I see someone doing this I just let them pass as quickly as possible and then slow down to let them get plenty ahead of me so that when they eventually wreck their car Im not around to catch any collateral damage from it.

      Someone else already said it perfectly, there’s no room to act like a tough guy either in cars or with guns.

  13. avatar George from Alaska says:

    Both are dumbasses and not representative of gun owners with IQs above the cabbage level.

  14. avatar former water walker says:

    Well duh. Dumbest chit I’ve seen today…so far😏 Oh and watch the newest South Park episode. Priceless!

    1. avatar James Campbell says:

      That SPark Covid special is the best episode they’ve made.

  15. avatar dwb says:

    besides the obvious “what not to do while carrying a gun” there is also the “what not to do after a defensive gun use” like uploading videos and talking to the media (I count CCX² as media).

    everything can and will be used against you in a court of law….

  16. avatar JOHN THAYER says:

    Gee, that will give the “anti’s” some free propaganda to use against us. Is the video up on “EveryTownForGunSafety” yet?

    1. avatar Miner49er says:

      It is not propaganda if it is an accurate representation of the situation.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Just like the pedo trying to murder Kenosha Kyle was an accurate representation of the left. Right, miner?

  17. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    wouldn’t surprise me if the drivers knew each other and made a groovy vid to upload. either way they’re both a- holes.
    too bad he doesn’t keep his gat in the glovebox and drive around blaring offspring’s “bad habit.”

  18. avatar Mountocean says:

    Looks to me like our hero in the truck swerved to cut off the car at 0:13, brake checked the car at 70mph at 2:02, and ripped past the car over 100mph at 2:35.

    Three wonderful opportunities to drive like a responsible adult and not aggravate the other hothead.

    Main takeaway for me is the importance of documentation, my own and the police record. Imagine if the car driver had his own video and called police first.

    1. avatar Chief Censor says:

      If he wanted to shoot the guy he should have pulled over and waited to see if the guy would get out of his car with a gun. If the road rager kept going then move on with life.

      1. avatar John in FL says:

        We have a winner!

    2. avatar Cknarf says:

      I think the first ‘cut off’ was unintentional. The Nissan was trying to make a tight gap, and I think it caught the truck driver off guard.

      All the dumb shit that the truck driver did following this was unnecessary, and did nothing but help escalate. Blocking someone *intentionally*, brake-checking, the pursuit and shooting– all reckless and stupid.

      1. avatar Tex300BLK says:

        Not a chance, from the moment the Nissan weaves into the lane right at the beginning of the video our pickup driver immediately looked up into his mirror and then kept glancing up at it the whole time, you can see he slowed down while they were passing the truck/trailer and then waits until the Nissan went for the gap and aggressively changes lanes almost running the Nissan off the road… he does it again moments later when they pass the toll booth and hit the freeway, this a-hole is just another self appointed wannabe vigilante traffic cop messing with another driver.

        Hopefully the dash cam video is used to get both of these mouth breathers locked up.

  19. avatar gus says:

    with all the assholes that cut people off like that, I wouldn’t complain if this happens more often.

    1. avatar Chief Censor says:

      So you cool with a man going 100MPH shooting towards buildings and people on the side of the road so he can pop a fool? So rolling shootouts everyday you go to work?

      1. avatar Miner49er says:

        Chief, our friend Gus is a typical example of toxic masculinity.

        Just looking for an excuse to play Barney badass and shoot someone.

        Another satisfied customer of the small arms military industrial complex, advancing gun rights for American citizens!

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Toxic masculinity. Institutionalized racism. You hit all the buzzwords.

          You go the extra mile to earn bloombergs 30 pieces of silver.

  20. avatar Shire-man says:

    Be sure to ask if Safelite came right out and did his insurance cover the replacement.

  21. avatar Mad Max says:

    Use anti-terrorist driving school techniques because the only gun fight you are sure to win is the one that doesn’t happen.

    Works better with a stick shift…

  22. avatar Buff cousin Elroy says:

    Idiots everywhere

  23. avatar Manse Jolly says:

    Wow!

    All the things not to do rolled up in one video.

    Only $19.99 but wait..call now and get the added bonus footage of “How to drive like an idiot.”

    Operators standing by.

  24. avatar strych9 says:

    A 370Z missing its front bumper cover and being driven like this doesn’t exactly scream “intelligent person behind the wheel”, particularly after the guy rams your truck with the car.

    Avoidance would be my policy at that point. People who drive damaged cars like this aggressively are, IME, trouble waiting to happen one way or another.

    1. avatar Chief Censor says:

      Sports car.

      A lot of people modify their sports cars and leave their bumpers off when they drive aggressively so they don’t mess up their after market bumper. When the lower the cars a lot their bumper can get damage driving aroun town. It’s much easier to take the bumper off than raise the ride height of the car.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        I own these kind of cars and mod them myself. Been doing it for almost 15 years.

        This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard but it’s a common thing for high-school kids to say.

        1) Lol, that’s a $30K pseudo-rally car not a Lambo riding an inch off the ground. That car’s stock bumper is like 4.9″ above the ground. The only real threats, if you’re not an idiot, are curbs and parking space stops.

        2) If you have the money to play this game you have the money to either change the bumper cover or replace it. They don’t just take it off. Ricers are about looking good on the street, not looking like you’re an idiot who can’t park.

        3) This is way less of a problem than people try to say it is because, again, ground clearance on such a car is higher than most people might suspect.

        4) Taking a cover like that off isn’t something you just pick to do and undo. It’s kind of a PITA. People with cars like this want to drive, not spend an hour playing with the clips and making sure the bumper cover is in place and secure.

        This idea comes from poors who are lying about why they don’t have a bumper cover. They rolled over a parking space stop, backed up and ripped the bumper cover off and can’t afford a new one, or they drove above their experience level and clipped something, again losing the cover. Or they ran into something and had to take it off.

        People actually worried about this put a different bumper cover on the front end, usually not by changing the clearance but by changing the materials the cover is made of. For that car you’d talking like $213 for an upgraded FRP.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          The #1 dumbest thing I’ve seen over the past 25 years is young drivers slamming their cars to asphalt level by cutting springs (not c-notching the frame and getting lowered spindles, but just cutting the springs) and getting tiny undersized tires that have to be “bowled out” to seat on the rims of the wheels. They drive around, bouncing like toys with their wheels canted inward, completely ruining their road contact patch and therefore traction.

          When you reduce the OEM tire diameter by a certain percentage by putting on dinky ones, the new tire-to-gearbox ratio requires the motor to run faster (and hotter) to maintain the same speeds.

          Just dumb. Almost as dumb as the two mindbrights in the video.

        2. avatar strych9 says:

          I haven’t witnessed this fad you mention, at least not that I can remember. Maybe I just overlooked it or it doesn’t go on in my neck of the woods.

          I have seen people lower a big-ass truck, put it on 500-gold spokes with undersized whitewalls though. It’s not great for the vehicle (and mostly defeats the point of the truck) but most of the trucks have a drivetrain overengineered enough to take it if you don’t drive around at 90mph everywhere you go.

          My personal favorite was back in the early mid 2000’s, and still is, the fad of putting in speaker systems so powerful they dim the lights when the base hits and blow out lighters if you light one in the cab. OoooOoooOOoo. Seems great until it literally rattles the vehicle apart. I troubleshot my friend’s 2002 Grand Cherokee over this. Fucking rattled the electrical system apart, butt splices and even solder joints didn’t survive it. Pretty quick into that job I started looking around and sure enough, loose everything. Even knocked loose some speed clips after working the screw out of them. Christ what a stupid and expensive way to damage your car in essentially random ways that you then have to spend forever chasing down.

          On the plus side though, he damaged tHe sYStEm somehow the next year and had it redone. Whoever did the job didn’t understand electricity at all and used wire that was too thin for the length of the run (or overloaded the fuck out of something else, I never inspected it). Blasting music in a parking lot like a week later the car caught fire and burned to the frame.

          And that’s how he learned that “pUttInG iN A sySTeM!” is idiotic.

        3. avatar Chief Censor says:

          A lot of people drive around without front bumpers because they don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars each time it gets wrecked. Young people drift now, they don’t drag race like their grandparents.

          It’s much easier to leave the bumper off to not ruin it when you feel like sliding your car around… Clearly you don’t understand the youth car culture of modern day.

        4. avatar strych9 says:

          That’s called “not knowing how to drive” there bud.

          Drag racing was basically dead before I was born here dude.

        5. avatar SoCalJack says:

          That reminds me of a late 90’s webpage, http://www.riceboypage.com/
          There were terms like shopping cart handle, fart tip, HP+ stickers. In SoCal, the ricer and legit import culture is still going strong today.

        6. avatar strych9 says:

          Dunno how things are in Cali because I haven’t been to the State in years.

          What I do know is that the upgrades that matter usually don’t affect the look but there’s nothing wrong with some cosmetic upgrades. Ground effects don’t make your car corner better, but at the margins some carbon fiber might. However this doesn’t apply to the vast, vast majority of driver’s because they’re not at that level.

          Drifting is legit but if you’re fucking up the car’s trim then you’re just fucking up because you’re either overdriving the shit out of it or running into things. You don’t need a new bumper cover you need an upgraded front suspension and a working set of neurons.

          You’re not supposed to take the car out “drive it” and then immediately need body work and paint and you shouldn’t be needing to remove the bumper cover to avoid it having contact with objects or the ground.

          99% of the people who talk about this kind of thing simply are not at the level they want you to believe they are. I’m not some pro driver but I can take either my my WRX’s out on forest service roads at speed, hang with other semi-competent drivers and not have parts hanging off at the end of the day even when I’m e-braking the sharp turns. When that does happen to someone the universal response is “Shit dude, that sucks but it’s on you” because it is; it’s driver error in one way or another.

        7. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “The #1 dumbest thing I’ve seen over the past 25 years is young drivers slamming their cars to asphalt level by cutting springs…

          In 1992 I wanted to improve my 89 Civic Si’s handling, so I installed stiffer springs from Eibach and Tokico Illumina 5-way adjustable gas shocks.

          Worked like a charm. Diving into corners was now a joy. Only problem was, there were no higher spring rate springs available at the factory ride height. So the car was now 1 and 1/2 inches lower. Steep-ish driveways now scraped the air dam. Annoying, but I could (and did) live with it.

          I also installed a *nice* sound system. It had bass, but none of that dim-the-lights *BOOM* crap. Nice, ‘crisp’ bass where you could practically feel the bass player’s fingernails on the bass springs. Good, smooth sound, MB Quart 2-ways in the doors for imaging, and a single Nakamichi SP-1010 in a sealed enclosure in the hatch area.

          It made the 3 hours a day commute to and from work bearable.

          Would I do the same today? Suspension mods, you bet your ass. Sound wise, probably not as far as I went at age 26, but I still will want it to sound like it did back then, like sitting in front of a *good* home audio system…

        8. avatar Wood says:

          Back in the late 90s I had a pair of 12s in the hatch of my ‘82 280zx. Built the enclosure myself to the spec sheet for volume, fit to the available space back there. T-tops and a 5-speed with a straight 6. Good times.

        9. avatar Miner49er says:

          I have seen really crazy car stereo systems, thousands of watts RMS and pick up truck beds covered with batteries, fed by dual ambulance alternators.

          Most of it is a waste, a 30 Hz bass tone requires 37 feet to properly develop, all you have in a boom car is just non-musical air pressure changes.

          And permanent hearing damage is a given, sound pressure levels in an enclosed car can reach 140 dB-A.

          Back in the 80s, there was a guy making custom laid fiberglass horns for JBL compression drivers, that fit under the front dash. You would be really surprised at how much output a compression driver can deliver with just 50 W RMS in.

          Even worse, most boom music is mixed with a low frequency bass oscillator gated to the kick drum, that’s what creates those annoying tones.

      2. avatar Wood says:

        Uh huh. I just avoid people with tore up cars, they clearly don’t know where their car is and are a danger to themselves and others. Never pull out into traffic in front of a car with an ate up front end…

        1. avatar John in FL says:

          Yellow car yuri-tarded.
          Those narrow tires are “stretched’, it’s everywhere in Central FL.
          Listen for the music being played through an array of horn tweeters, and nitrous breathing weed-eaters.

          They do indeed ride like crap, I used to spank them in a gigantic American luxury car with a supercharger and automatic trans. Shameful.

          Agree with the bumper comments. Poors.
          Same with “streetfighter” crotch rockets.

        2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “Listen for the music being played through an array of horn tweeters…”

          Preach it. Horn tweeters shriek like fingernails on blackboards.

          Silk dome tweeters sound much smoother… 🙂

        3. avatar Miner49er says:

          Silk dome tweeters can sound sweet, but they don’t have the bandwidth or output for some applications.

          There is but one tweeter with the bandwidth and SPL to rule them all:

          JBL 2405

  25. avatar Chief Censor says:

    Wholly irresponsible and a threat to society. Just because you have a gun doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to escalate a situation into a gunfight.

    I am shocked the man in the truck wasn’t arrested for wanton endangerment. I don’t think this man should do an interview because he will talk himself into prison. He put people on the road at risk messing around with another idiot.

    Idiot gun owner of the week.

  26. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    All three of these guys are idiots. The drivers for obvious reasons. The passenger for not saying, “Pull over and let me out.”

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      I just watched it again.

      When he opened fire, there was another car in front of the car he was firing at.

      Video proof of wanton endangerment (or whatever Florida code is equivalent).

      Zero excuse.

      Come to think of it, there’s a reasonable chance of the shooter being in worse jeopardy by firing with other cars ahead.

      Dumpster fire confrontation for both of them…

      1. avatar Chief Censor says:

        If he would have hit his target and the driver crashed due to being shot, it is possible he would have ran into the back of that truck and those two people standing on the right side of the road. The momentum of the car and the bend would have taken the car right into that government truck.

  27. avatar Tired of the bs says:

    The passenger needs to stop hanging out with stupid people.

  28. avatar Wood says:

    Florida Man strikes again! Dammit. Get a picture, then call five-O. Don’t endanger your passengers or the other unsuspecting drivers getting through their daily grind. Takes 2 to road rage.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      I downloaded a documentary on “Florida Man” recently. I might have to watch it at some point.

      1. avatar The Eponomous 'Florida Man' says:

        “I downloaded a documentary on “Florida Man” recently. ”

        Did they show my good side?

        My rugged good looks, the strong jaw? 🙂

        1. avatar DinWA says:

          Breaking news: Florida Man misspells “eponymous” purposely in attempt to thwart demons tormenting him, steals truck from helpful passer-by while wearing transparent bag on head and is attacked by peacocks and squirrel, caught with stolen chicken nuggets hiding in swamp by police dog, previously known to misspell “school” on roadway, currently running for senatorial seat. Film at eleven…

  29. avatar Katherine G says:

    I think our driver thinks he is a hero and may be overconfident because he hasn’t gotten arrested (yet). This interview this evening will probably give him all the rope he needs to fully hang himself.

    He’s a dumbass and it will bite him.

    .

  30. avatar Katherine G says:

    Also, it doesn’t appear the comments are going the way TTAG anticipated………..LOL.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      You must be new around here.

    2. avatar Cknarf says:

      Calling out total idiots is one of our pastimes, actually.

      ‘Irresponsible gun owner of the day’.

  31. avatar RGP says:

    Ohmagerd I finally watched this crap… those guys are not exactly pillars of intellect.

  32. avatar anonymous says:

    Quacking gaggle of morons.

    Driving on the road like you are trying to win a nascar race is stupid.
    Driving on the road trying to impress people with your “Nissan” is stupid.
    Pulling a gun for road rage is stupid.
    Pointing a gun out your window because you were offended is stupid.
    Pointing a gun at people in attempts to psychologically dominate them is stupid.
    Pursuing a guy who is obviously crazy and armed because you were offended is stupid.
    Shooting through your own window is stupid.
    Posting this video is stupid.
    Riding with an aggressive moron who can’t handle his s*** is stupid.

    Probably many more I left out.

    1. avatar anonymous says:

      Watch the video. The “defensive driver” drove 97mph in order to catch up to “Nascar Nissan.”
      2:35 into the video.

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Too many special snowflakes who think their presence is vitally important to the state of the world.

      1. avatar MB (the real MB) says:

        Bingo….

  33. avatar My2cents says:

    The driver of the truck is a complete road raging idiot. He should be prosecuted for reckless endangerment not only for shooting thru his windshield but also for his driving. At the very least his driver license should be permanently revoked. What a pair of idiots.

  34. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

    Yank his carry license, driver’s license, hunting license and toss him in jail for 30 days.

  35. avatar Hannibal says:

    “Why did Mazzetta engage the other driver during an aggressive traffic incident, brake-checking him and flipping him off? There’s a reason it’s said that an armed society is a polite society…”
    That’s just a goofy platitude. An aspiration, at best.The US is one of the most well-armed societies in the world. You think we’re more polite than Japan or Wales? You think bloods and crips are more polite because they’re armed? There are people who are polite and those that aren’t. Giving someone a gun doesn’t make them polite. Giving someone ELSE a gun doesn’t make someone polite, either, as evidenced by the amount of defensive gun uses.

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we shouldn’t be an armed society. I think we should be an armed society BECAUSE of how ‘impolite’ people are, notwithstanding- not because I believe in a fantasy where people will change their entire personality because of guns. It’s a tool. It’s not magic.

    Also since this guy is talking publicly about this shooting a WEEK after it happened he must not be the brightest bulb in the box. Shut up, get a lawyer, and listen when he tells you not to do a podcast until the statute of limitations (criminal and civil) has passed.

    1. avatar Wood says:

      I didn’t come from a gun owning family. Mom’s boyfriend had them, so I was exposed to them as a kid. Fast forward to age 23 when I bought my first pistol, and I felt I had taken on a responsibility of significant gravity. I think it did change me. Course, that age is where the human brain begins to process consequences… could just be a coincidence.

    2. avatar jwm says:

      It could also be because Japan is filled with Japanese and Wales is full of Welsh. Here in America we are a true mish mash of races and cultures.

      Mutts, as it were.

  36. avatar Ralph says:

    This is what happens when Florida Man meets Florida Man on the Interstate.

      1. avatar The Eponomous 'Florida Man' says:

        If two ‘Florida Men’ scrap, who holds each other’s beers?

        Other ‘Florida Men’ need to know…

    1. avatar The Eponomous 'Florida Man' says:

      “This is what happens when Florida Man meets Florida Man on the Interstate.”

      Hey, pal!

      I resemble that remark! 🙂

  37. avatar UTME says:

    Driving 100+ MPH is reckless driving in Texas.

    1. avatar Chief Censor says:

      That be a felony, no?

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        Only if “lives are in danger”. Obviously it can be manipulated. I had a reckless driving as a youngin in VA, at the minimum of 15 over. I paid a couple hundred dollars and moved on. Oddly enough, that 55mph hwy when I got out of the Army and went back to VA was 70mph all the sudden… Just sayin.

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      In my part of the world you would be facing 6 months in prison and a 2 year driving ban.

  38. avatar Ark says:

    The threat ended and he broke every traffic law in the books chasing after the guy so he could keep shooting. Why is this guy not in jail?

  39. avatar Elmer Fudd says:

    If Biden steals the election, Marco Mazzetta will become the poster child for Vice President Cameltoe Harris’ gun confiscation program.

  40. avatar Craig says:

    Well he missed the driver but at least it looked like he shot a decent group after pulling the first shot (top left rear window).

  41. avatar Free kyle says:

    If you even have to think about whether this was justified or not, you definitely should NOT be carrying a firearm…

  42. avatar NORDNEG says:

    Wow , went from road rage , to driving school, to gun educate, to drag racing, to drifting, to driving a hoopty without a bumper, to almost shooting someone who wasn’t there, to speeding, to broken windshield’s, too almost calling the fuzz, man this article has a lot to think about… All most a movie…
    “””FREE KYLE”””

    1. avatar Geo wash says:

      Hoopty?…. oh yeah, ebonics….ugh

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Some words transcend race.

  43. avatar Montana Actual says:

    Two idiots. That said, if for some reason you don’t drive like an asshole after some road rager is tailing you and stare in your mirror then flip them off and act aggressively, and are still a victim to a road rager pointing a gun at you. Then sure, fire away. I mean, stop obviously, but if they stop too and they have already pointed a gun out of their window at you, end that threat immediately. But what we saw here was a great example of what not to do, ever. He could have just kept driving and not paid any attention as he was passing, or just let him by in the first place. Also, remember that dashcam will be used against you more often than it will be used for you, so you better have a way to “destroy evidence” very quickly if need be. Your insurance company does not care that you have a dash cam either, only when they need it as evidence. Which sucks, cuz they should offer a discount, like “safe driver” or checking that “I took a class box”.

  44. avatar MAGA says:

    This Road rage video reminds me of what Charles Bronson said in the otherwise forgettable “Death Wish 5”.

    NOTE: If you haven’t seen the film, you didn’t miss much. It was filmed in 1994, when Bronson was 72 years old, complete with painfully obvious body doubles for Bronson’s fight scenes. The critical reception and box office performance were about what you would expect, but I digress.

    In one scene, he is asked by the villain, “Do guns make you nervous?”

    To this he responds “NO. Guns have their uses. IDIOTS with guns make me nervous.”

  45. avatar PW says:

    I understand not instigating but how much do we have to submit to stupidity? If more people stand up to bullies, Nissan car, maybe there wouldn’t be such silliness. I’m glad the guy shot the Nissan. Capitulating to the left has gotten us this.

    1. avatar Montana Actual says:

      This literally has nothing to do with politics and is just two assholes on the road.

  46. avatar PTM says:

    Wow…..there is so much wrong with this whole situation. I must admit I no longer “express myself” to other drivers on the highway for precisely these reasons. You just never know who is carrying and who may choose, literally, to take a pot shot.

    The citizen firing through his windshield was completely in the wrong.

  47. avatar Earl Sweatpants says:

    Lol well that was dumb but not as dumb as this shet

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Z1fm-wVJU

  48. avatar Koobearpig says:

    As soon as the guy brandished the weapon he had the right to shoot. The real death of the second ammendment are all the laws not allowing you to defend yourself. Was it the best course of action to let go of the wheel and shoot on a freeway no, but was there a credible threat yes. Also its not upto this guy to change what he is doing to avoid the psyco in the car. That is the same logic the liberals use to keep writing laws the prohibit you from defending yourself or your property.

    1. avatar mountocean says:

      But what’s stopping the Nissan driver from making his own video (had he a camera) justifying his self defense from an aggressively driver in a full size truck. Mutual combat is not self defense and it has no place on a freeway.

  49. avatar mountocean says:

    Looks like the interview video is down.

  50. avatar Datahut says:

    It’s really just the pilot for a new show ‘Legally Armed Drivers in Cars Going Out With Dash Cams’. From the amount of comments, I think it will be successful. Seriously though, most of us have been there, on the verge. Marco’s better late than never comments afterwards expressed better sense than some would have. And shooting through your windshield (or door) under the right circumstances is appropriate. I just want to know what they say at TechnaGlass when he tries to get his windshield replaced for $70 under the one year warranty.

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