i'm lucky he didn't shoot me?
Where do you come from? Some how I am in the wrong even though he was the one who escalated the situation into violence. I don't think it was at all justified.
How was your making fun of him while drunk justified? Did he escalate it? Of course. But the reason you got pwned was that you pissed him off.
The lesson here is, don't make fun of people unless you're prepared to pay for a cast.