So Ayn Rand is not someone I often agree with, but holy fucksticks she thought in a pretty expansive way. I’m more an Existentialist than an Objectivist, and I don’t like some of her capitalist ideals, but I do enjoy her thought processes.
As an aside, and because you’re used to a slightly more handmade approach, that is actually a gun I own, my mother dug it up in our garden in about 1984. I don’t know what it is or if anyone was killed with it, but there aren’t many reasons to bury a gun. It’s very rusty and has no chamber but it look lovely on the mantle piece.