Sorry to hear about this!! Good thing it didn't hit his Femoral Artery, he could have bled to death real quick!!
Here in Kansas we don't have "Carry Permits" but there are ways around it.
I have a gun in my truck all the time, and if we go somewhere in my wife's car I usually bring it along. Heck, I usually bring it along on all trips. (Don't I Chris!!!!)