"A gun is a tool." -- Alan Ladd in the Movie Shane A few recent news items reminded me that it’s been a while since I’ve confirmed my status as a certifiable gun nut. Here once again, my credentials. Victim Disarmament Continues in Queens World improvers in the largest borough of New York City were bursting with pride at having raised the already dauntingly high bar to self-defense even higher. Legislation now requires ammunition buyers to show a license and prove ownership of the exact weapon for which they want to buy ammo.