He carried a gun because he had been injured by a protester before. If you watch the video you will see that he backed off and continued to back off for several blocks while the protesters pursued him. As a result he was arrested.
Of course it happened in Portland, Oregon, but if you carry for protection be advised. The pprotesters are trying to create a scene like this – and more.
Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest.
In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event.