Indeed. It looks like one needs to ask an additional question: “who are you trying to be safe from, regular criminals, or the federal government?”
I recall a story from a couple of years ago that some “spam king” was hiding in a safe room when they came to get him; they took turns with a chainsaw to the door.
Hope the kid doesn't develop PTSD. If he does, he may never be allowed the means to protect himself for the rest of his life.