informed the boy's mother, sir. She said she would take care of it.
TIM: I feel like a rat. Hudson's not going to talk to me for a long
BATMAN: You did the right thing, Tim. Not the easy thing, but the right
one. Your friend Hudson would've stayed out and played with the gun.
Your friend Ives would have stayed and argued with Hudson, tried to take
it from him. Either scenario might have resulted in the gun going off
and maybe someone getting killed. If a friend brings out a gun, you
don't argue, you don't talk. You leave and tell an adult and let them
ALFRED: I understand that guns have become the second leading cause of
death among older teenage boys of all races in America. There are also
studies indicating that guns are the weapons of choice among teenage
suicides, and that a suicide attempt using a gun is more likely to be
TIM: Hudson's not like that. I mean, he can be a little goofy but he's
basically okay. It's just that ... I don't know ... every time you see a
gun in the movies or TV or in a comic book, it seems so easy, so clean,
so neat -- so cool. You lift it, you pull the trigger, the bad guy goes
down. But you don't use one, Bruce.
BATMAN: No. I learned at an early age what guns could do.
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