Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have access to a gun. Yes, a gun. It’s part of the survival kit stored aboard the Russian space capsule attached to the station. And everyone is equal–they all know where the gun is.
Just out of curiosity, who are these space cadets going to shoot to ensure their “survival?” I’m guessing that bullets won’t do much good against alien invaders. Sooo, it must be to protect themselves from one another.
I personally wouldn’t want to venture into the outer limits with people that I might need to shoot. But, then again, I did grow up watching Lost In Space, and we all know what happened with Dr. Smith.
The bottom line is this: You can take a human out of our atmosphere, but we’re still broken, fallible, fallen . . . in need of a Savior.