regardless of hate crime status, these people who beat and robbed him should be pursued vigorously. However, the hate crime part does require separate investigation. These 4 people will have to belong to a group that targets whites only in their crimes. Otherwise, it's just bunch of nasties who spills racial slurs during whatever crime they commit to any target they come across simply because they are in the majority.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
The guy appears to be a Goth, and was possibly dressed funny and had silly piercings. I bet that was part of the motivation for the attack.
So it sounds as if you're only for gun toting if it's only you with the firearm, but it all likelyhood, that wouldn't be case. So it's basically a fantasy.
And personally, I do not think more guns on the street is a good thing. Most beatdowns you can walk away from with minor cuts and bruises. Most gunfights, someone going to die or be terribly wounded. I'd prefer the latter.
A man without fear is a fool, a man that succumbs to his fear is a coward and a brave man acknowledges fear yet presses on.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016