If I was back in the Wild West, instead of carrying a six-gun, I'd carry a soldering iron. Then, if some cowboy said "Hey, look. He's carrying a soldering iron!" and everybody starts laughing, I could just say, "That's right, it's a soldering iron. The Soldering Iron of Justice." Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the Soldering Iron of Justice, amirite?