Are you sure you're not viewing the case through ideological (political) lenses again? I would agree with Dr. Grande that the case is rather obvious. It was self defence, but then again how on Earth can be it legal for a teenager to openly carry an AR-15 in the streets? I doubt his intention was to go sing Kumbaya and chant some spiritual mantras there. Such a highly powerful weapon would only belong in the hands of true professional imo. Maybe I just don't get that part of the American mentality.