**snort**But really, who_wouldn't_hold Alexander's weapon?
Reminds me of the scene in I think Full Metal Jacket when the kid in boot camp mistakenly calls his rifle his gun.This is my rifle (hand placed accordingly) this is my gun (hand placed accordingly) this is fighting, this is for fun.
LOL Clay. I'm an Army brat and we always got an earful from my Dad on why you shouldn't call your weapon a gun.
Later in the book I enjoyed, "Do you hold your rifle when you think of me." Mmmm, hmm, we know what rifle you aren't talking about. ;)