Re: Starfleet Rules of Engagement (who'd work under these conditions?)
Sure they were.
And then there's the Type III phaser rifle...which in Kirk's time was never kept aboard a starship's armories.
Kirk just didn't use them that much, is all.
Now, the time is now, we can still turn it around / Raise your voice like a weapon till they fall to the ground
Light, let there be light, without a shadow of doubt / We will fight tooth and nail until salvation is found -- Billy Talent