If Kaliyo Djannis can use a Blaster Rifle (which she TOTALLY CAN, as I'm constantly reminding almost every Imperial Agent I see in-game), then we should be able to learn to do the same.
no you shouldn't, because she's not a powertech or a merc. That is like saying "just because an npc assassin can have a channel ability where he swings his saber staff around, then I, as an assassin must and should have a bloody right to have the same".
it's just wrong! don't compare companions/npc for PC please!
edit: Oh and the whole rifles are iconic for BH" is getting old. You all know why the weapon restrictions are in place, why can't you accept it? I have a hard time all your whiners RP.