Really wish that people would stop refering to their firearms as weapons!

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    This is great.....Shovel for digging,Bat for hitting a ball,Gun for target shooting,Hoe for planting,all tools of a trade or profession that can(and Have)been used as weapons..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    This is only my opinion but everytime I hear someone refer to a pistol or rifle as a weapon I try to correct them and let them know that the pencil I carry in my pocket is a weapon also ...
    Why that? They are not wrong, you are. According to Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary a gun is a weapon: “An instrument of offensive or defensive combat : something to fight with : something (as a club, sword, gun, or grenade) used in destroying. Defeating or physically injuring an enemy (the rifle is the basic infantry weapon). This definition is not taken from the Internet; it is from the Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (hard copy).

    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    ... People dont realize they are just fueling the mentality that firearms kill people instead of people using "weapons" kill people ...
    I think that it is you who are “just fueling the mentality” that firearms (or weapons) kill people. Firearms (or weapons) are used by people - among other things - to kill; that is the reality. Weapons do not kill people, people kill people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    In my daily quest to be as politically correct as possible, I no longer call my handguns "weapons" because I dont want to offend anyone.

    Now, I just call them "hand held killing devices" so as to be more accurate.


    I would hate for any one to misunderstand what they really are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGP250 View Post
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    An armed citizen shot an assailant that broke into his house reportedly in the leg and chest with a banana.

    The intruder allegedly returned fire with ripe oranges hitting the homeowner in the head.

    Police investigators said if the oranges had not been so ripe, the homeowner could have suffered much more injury.

    The homeowner and the assailant, are listed in fair condition. Both are expected to recover.

    Police are still investigating although some evidence seems to have been eaten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    Semantics

    My firearms are weapons
    Mine are also.

    And someone called me an anti-semantic the other day...at least I think that is what he said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    This is only my opinion but everytime I hear someone refer to a pistol or rifle as a weapon I try to correct them and let them know that the pencil I carry in my pocket is a weapon also. People dont realize they are just fueling the mentality that firearms kill people instead of people using "weapons" kill people.

    Anyone else have any thoughts on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    This is only my opinion but everytime I hear someone refer to a pistol or rifle as a weapon I try to correct them and let them know that the pencil I carry in my pocket is a weapon also. People dont realize they are just fueling the mentality that firearms kill people instead of people using "weapons" kill people.

    Anyone else have any thoughts on this.
    On another gun forum someone came up with this same manure, he got laughed off the forum.

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    I think the term "weapon" is also perpetuated onto the non military/LEO type by some of the state's laws refering to a concealed weapon permit. Some are specifically for pistols, but a lot are CWP.
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    I've already had this debate once...I say its a weapon. A weapon is not a bad thing, or a good thing. It only is the persons use of that weapon that makes it good or bad, thus good guys with weapons are still good guys. Bad guys with weapons are dangerous with them or with out them, only the effect is measureable. Limiting the GGs to what weapons they can have has no affect on the BG because its a law, they dont follow it anyways!
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    All firearms are a subset of weapons. Ergo, they all are weapons.

    Now, not all weapons are firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStick View Post
    I think the term "weapon" is also perpetuated onto the non military/LEO type by some of the state's laws refering to a concealed weapon permit. Some are specifically for pistols, but a lot are CWP.
    What? The term "weapon" is well defined by every state law however what states define as weapons are not limited to state firearms regulations.

    It is a matter of fact and yes, "politically correct" to use the term "weapon" to describe ANY instrument that can be used to cause bodily harm to an animal or human.

    Weapons have been with us as long as we have existed and walked upright.

    A weapon can be a cane, 2X4, pipe, fire place poker, shard of glass, hammer, screwdriver, explosives, etc.

    We of course know that box cutters are not defined by most state laws as weapons but can be, and why they are prohibited by TSA on air line flights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    On another gun forum someone came up with this same manure, he got laughed off the forum.
    I don't much care what happens on other forums, and speaking only for myself, and I am in no way connected to the Administration or Staff here, I would hope that instead of laughing someone off this forum we have each in our own way tried to show the other person why weapon is the correct and appropriate terminology.

    My way may just be more blunt than some, but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I use the term weapon, quite frequently I might add.

    If that offends I don't much care. If that gets some NRA Instructor's panties in a wad, I don't much care. If that annoys, scares or intimidates some effeminate male, I don't much care.

    In short, I don't much care. You can call your weapons petunias for all I care. I will call them, use them, and treat them for what they are, deadly weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    The main point that I was trying to make is that people who refer to their firearm as a weapon just emmulates the mindset that they are dangerous to everyone. A weapon is anything that a person with the ability to choose right and wrong uses as such. (whether that be for defense or not). I guess I should not have said that I correct everyone, cause I dont (not good for business) but it still steams me.
    According to you a mentally incompetent person can't use anything as a weapon, because they don't have the ability to choose right and wrong... That makes no sense at all... You're the one who needs correcting... If it still steams you... I don't much care...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I don't much care what happens on other forums, and speaking only for myself, and I am in no way connected to the Administration or Staff here, I would hope that instead of laughing someone off this forum we have each in our own way tried to show the other person why weapon is the correct and appropriate terminology.

    My way may just be more blunt than some, but that's just me.

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    Why do we have to hide behind political correctness? It is what it is. Guns are firearms are weapons.A person who dislikes the term 'weapon', is suffering from hoplophobia.
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