I don't know, he didn't actually shoot them. Considering the number of gun toting, loner weirdo's floating around in the desert, they're probably lucky. I'm kind of inclined to think that people who ask smartass questions ought to be prepared for the unexpected response. Expectations of politeness have to work both ways, if you start off being a jerk be prepared for a jerky response. In one sense this guy was just upping their game and they weren't prepared for it. I'd bet they don't try it again.
I couldn't agree more, middleclasstool. The only thing I remember from learning to shoot is "never point a gun at something you don't plan to kill." Where "gun" means "loaded" "unloaded" "locked" "unlocked" "functioning" "nonfunctioning" &c.
Christ, what a horrible world full of horrible people. The social contract is supposed to preclude pulling a gun, even in jest, on anyone who annoys you. I rarely advocate overzealous prosecution, but I would in this case.
In this era of carjackings, he would have been right to pull his gun before they asked the question. Accosting someone in another vehicle to roll down their window without a good reason is just plain dumb. If the gun owner had been female, I certainly would not have blamed her.