Sim, you are a good man for not being an selfish asshole that goes around suing them.
Because it was VERY VERY natural for any citizens to be fearful if they see their co-workers on youtube with ice cold grin and big guns. That's how virginia tech went out, he was on youtube. And your scared bosses were genuinely concerned about everybody's safety.
I hope all the foggy stuff clears out with your boss and you can return to your work.