Actually he’s breaking the law by brandishing the firearm.
What makes it brandishing and not open carrying in a private store?
Him holding on to it.
I’ll take your word for it but ill still look further into it. Do you know the penal code for it? I’ll look for CA’s legal definition.
For WA it’s:
RCW 9.41.270 “It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, exhibit, display or draw any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons.”
Thank you for the source. It sounds like its up to the officer to decide whether or not they believe the armed person is a threat. Would you agree?