I'm surprised he's still alive. Sounds like a threat to me, but I assume it's some kinda legal requirement.
He'd more than likely be dead if he hadn't of had that gun.
You now have a lot of bad ppl with guns, and a lot of good ppl with guns. It was your friend's good fortune that his assailant didn't also have a gun. If he did, things might have turned out differently. Ownership is too entrenched in your culture to reverse it now, so any discussion about gun control is largely academic. If incidents like Sandy Hook, Pulse, Virginia Tech., etc. didn't change your minds about an 'armed militia', nothing will.
You also have armed federal agents, and an armed/militarized police force. Peaceful protest is all but criminalised in virtually every state, so the only option left to private citizens who want to right a wrong or be heard is 'to take up arms against a sea of troubles' (Hamlet); ie, an oppressive state - their own govt. That's never gonna end happily, so discretion dictates that you all become sheeple and simply accept what the elites dish out to you.
As long as you can swallow it, all is hunky dory. But if it turns into a pressure cooker........I'd hate to be there when she goes. If Trump doesn't come good for you, the only remaining question is how much [cr*p] you'll be able to take from what follows. The real irony is that what refreshed rejects as a 'rant' about your foreign policy will finally come home to roost. You will then have a taste of what we have suffered from your elites for the last 75-odd years.
They will not rest until they have enslaved the world - and that now includes you too.