So back to my original question (that no one on either side answered). Would he been less inclined to get out of his car to confront the kid if he did not have a gun? I know I would think twice and wait for the cops. So what lessons should your society take from this incident? That as long as you have a gun you can get yourself out of a sticky situation? That you can put yourself in danger because you can get out of it with the wave of your barrel, or if it gets to it the pull of a trigger?
Would any of you put yourself in that kind of situation knowing that you will kill someone tonight?