"some were critical and accused him of acting like a bully."
"bully" is an overly misused PC word today. Bandied about by the liberal PC crowd to vilify those things the don't like and glorify those things they do. The word is misused to the point where it really has no meaning anymore, much like "awesome", "absolutely", "hero" and a score of others. You might want to add your own to the list
That's all well and good and I of course support state laws with stiff penalties. The federal law will never be enforced as long as cretins such as Holder set the agenda for federal enforcement.
Personally I am in favor of public flogging for offenders. No fines, jail, slaps on the wrist counseling or other PC trash. Just instant punishment in a manner that can be understood and remembered by by these low life bottom feeders.