* In ''Degeneration'', Leon is shown to be extremely GenreSavvy and to ignore standard procedure in favor of what works. So why is Claire, who is more experienced and probably a better shot than the two squad members with him, not immediately given a gun?
** She doesn't ''want'' one. When Leon throws her his pistol in the airport, she gives it back to him as soon as she can.
** We're given the impression that since Code: Veronica, Claire simply hasn't been in combat--so she's hardly going to be "more experienced and probably a better shot" than two career soldiers, except inasmuch as she's dealt with zombies before. In any case, Claire's deliberately and consciously taken on the role of a healer and caretaker more than a fighter. She'll fight when she has to, but prefers not to.
*** This would explain her work with TerraSave in Revelations 2...