I grew up watching Westerns, being a child of the 1960s. Of course, the space race was well kicking in at that point, so I grew up watching space operas too. The only difference between a raygun-toting astronaut or alien (you know, the bad hombre kind) and a pistol-packing cowpoke is -- not much difference. Something Gene Roddenberry (and lots of pulp writers) knew pretty well. Here's a gun-toting sampling of Mexican lobby cards from my saddlebag.
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