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

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

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

    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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    Sorry, they were always referred to as weapons during my time in the military. I guess it is habit.

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    Your pencil was designed to write. It is an IMPROVISED weapon. The AR-15 was designed as a weapon. It is what it is.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    They sure the hell ain't popicles.

    Pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns are weapons.

    I wish people would study up on their English.

    define weapon - Bing

    BTW: this has been beat to death on this forum. Simply do a search.
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    It's kind of hard to get around because except for competition, plinking, and hunting, they are used as weapons.

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


    Anyone else have any thoughts on this.
    Nope. I have none. Sorry.

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    Firearms were not designed to kill, they are defensive weapons.
    Gas chambers, electric chairs, and lethal injections were designed to kill.
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    Any one that calls a gun or rifle a weapon is correct. weapon - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    The AR-15 was designed as a weapon. It is what it is.
    I couldn't have said it better myself. There's no harm in referring to something by its proper name...
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    firearms were not designed to kill, they are defensive weapons.
    Gas chambers, electric chairs, and lethal injections were designed to kill.
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    Just don't be callin' it no gat.

    Oops, did I say that?
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    They are weapons, whether they are used offensively or defensively, used for humans or game, or a handgun, long gun or scatter gun is beside the point.

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    Sorry, but being PC here when discussing guns just doesn't fit. If you carry it to protect your life, it is a weapon. It gives you the power to take life, be it 4 legged or 2 legged.

    Therefore, address it, treat it and respect it accordingly. That Gospel came to me from my Grandfather when I was a young boy the first time he let me handle his 1911 .45 he carried in WWII.......
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    When I carried my G-17 at work, I thought of it as a weapon.
    Same G-17 at the range, or cleaning it, I thought of it as a firearm.

    Both very serious words.

    I am new here. I was reading the posting about the consealed carry officer. I hurt my sides laughing. Thought I would pick up one of them badges to impress women.

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    My state issued carry license is titled "Arizona Concealed Weapons License".
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