In general I’ve historically been against having guns in my comics. Bruno because it was a reflection of real life, and I just don’t ever encounter them in the circles I run in. Little Dee, because I feel they go against the grain of the innocence of the strip.
But, I felt it worth it for this joke, and I felt it came out okay. Maybe because it in no way was represented as a threat, even jokingly, to anyone.
Yes, i sometimes overthink things.