Forest: Why do you use guns over swords?
Forest: I'm actually not a huge fan of swords. I know how to use one, and I've been told I'm pretty decent, but I prefer axes if we're going for a bladed weapon. I still have my da's axe actually. However, why do I use guns? Some of the things that I have to go after I really don't want to get too up close and personal. Even with my skill and speed, something that's two, three times stronger than me - and twice as big - is a huge handicap to overcome. So I'm the girl who brings a gun to a knife fight.
Also, a lot of older supernatural types are pretty luddite and shun things like firearms and what not so they don't expect someone of my age to use a gun. Which is another tactical advantage. Not to mention with dye presses and what not, I can make custom ammo for whatever baddy I'm facing. Just means I have to keep my gun in good condition because silver bullets and the like can really sod around with it.
Sure it's dangerous, but I'm careful. However forensics now a days is a bitch.
And it's the American way.