Greg Cox wrote:
One more thing: you'd think the bad guys would figure out eventually that the Hornet's odd-looking gun only fires sleeping gas, but they kept acting as though they were looking down the barrel of a revolver. "Don't shoot! I'll talk!"
Sure, nobody wants to get gassed, but I'm not sure why armed gangsters would surrender so readily whenever the Hornet got the drop on them.
Maybe they were afraid their cohorts would steal their wallets while they slept, or steal their pants or cut their hair in an embarrassing way.