Originally Answered: Do you think this guy had the right to shoot this man to death?
Agree with some of the answers here and this is what I would do and I'm a registered gun owner who can carry in IL due to disability being crippled from Multiple Sclerosis:
Anyone comes to my car window "in a threatening manner weapon or not" will see me raise my loaded weapon as a signal to back off and fast along with a verbal warning telling them back off or die.. And if they continue towards me, they die. That simple.
If they come with hands in the air smiling I might give them the benefit of the doubt to see what the fluck, but not if they've been playing bumper tag with me in my car on the highway, that's for sure.
Is it legal to do in some cases, and some not. That depends on what state you're in and what the circumstances are and whether or not you're licensed, and have a legal firearm in your possession loaded in the car.
In my case, if someone with a bat comes at my car since I can't walk and am disabled officially, I can't defend myself normally like I could before this, so I in that circumstance would be entitled to exact lethal force to protect myself and or passengers and vehicle. However, a non disabled person in IL where I live, can't even carry a weapon at all concealed, much less keep it in their passenger compartment loaded and ready to use. Not legal in many states, again it's up to you to know your local laws pertaining to that if you have guns or you can do some serious time without even shooting it/.
So it's not a yes or no situation. In this case you speak of, my bet would be no, the person who shot the person coming towards them is only allowed by law to use the same force against an intruder or threat, and from what you said, this person was unarmed and only perhaps just an asshole. Or it could have been someone chasing him telling him his chrome wheelcover fell off a ways back, you never know.
It's a tough call, but the best thing to do out there is:
(A) just don't mess with people on the roads at any time for any reason unless they've hit your car and still do it very carefully if you must, other wise call the cops
(B) especially women messing with men which today they ignorantly do all the time because they watch too much TV and think they can handle themselves and they only way they can against a man is with a gun. and
(C) if ever being threatened on the roadway be sure to stay in a lighted area, if you have GPS head towards a cop shop or fire house and or if you have a cell and in a rural area just try to stay behind them a safe distance, call 911 and get their plates and a general description of the car and then pull a u turn if you can safely and get the hell outta there.