As Washington and Moscow trade threats about nuking each other from space or whatever, there is another Cold War brewing aboard the doomed International Space Station. The Russian “cosmo”-nauts all have handguns up there!
See, Russians go to the Space Station in a Russian Space Capsule called a “Soyuz,” while Americans go to the ISS in some incredibly dangerous jalopy known as “one of the only remaining space shuttles that didn’t blow up.”
While the Russians are aboard the Space Station, they keep the Soyuz capsule docked right there in case they need to leave in a hurry, as R2D2 and C3P0 had to do when an Imperial Battle Cruiser caught the Rebel Blockade Runner that was headed to Tatooine so Darth Vader’s daughter could give the Death Star blueprints to Alec Guinness/Ewan MacGregor.
And the Russian space capsule has a crash-landing survival kit which includes a pistol, the end.
Space Station Crew Can Access Gun [WESH Orlando]