Reader: Why is your Avatar holding a pistol while you're heading to the airport for [business] travel?
T: Because she's a bad, bad bitch
T: Because the gun is a metaphor for how I murder my work tasks and deliver for my clients and co-workers.
Answer 3 (the real answer)
T: Because the pistol came with the super hero suit (it's actually just an assasin suit) and I couldn't figure out how to get it out of my avatar's hand. AND the actual super hero suit made my Avatar look like blankman, so the pistol is the lesser of two evils.