He said he had bought the rifle and body armor because of three recent shootings and a stabbing, and wanted to protect himself. (Pretty sure thats a lie!)
But… People need to get used to loaded weapons in public. It is legal, but I recommend removing the mag and clearing the chamber when transporting a firearm. But to each his own.
He was Grandstanding & I say… Lock him up for 6 years simply for pushing it!