Technically, would not the Vet be in violation of gun license rules here in NY. No one's life was in danger. I believe physical force would be OK but "deadly" physical force would be a no no, correct?
"Ian Vaquero, in whose front yard the chase ended, didn't know what to make of the wrestling match. So the Iraq war vet sorted things out the Miami way, drawing his 9mm Smith & Wesson and telling everyone to freeze. ['Okay, who's the taco vendor here? You are? Okay, you're cool. You may now commence with the beating of the protoplasm out of the worthless ass-maggot.]"