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I say your skeet or trap gun that you shoot weekly at clay birds or your .45 that you shoot weekly at targets is a tool and only becomes a weapon when it is used as one. What do you think?

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"A weapon, arm, or armament is a tool or instrument used with the aim of causing damage or harm (either physical or mental) to living beings or artificial structures or systems. In human society, weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, fighting, self-defense, crime, law enforcement, and war".

 

 

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Originally Posted by Bass Ackwards View Post

 

From Wikipedia:

 

"A weapon, arm, or armament is a tool or instrument used with the aim of causing damage or harm (either physical or mental) to living beings or artificial structures or systems. In human society, weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, fighting, self-defense, crime, law enforcement, and war".

 

and I say that a tool that is used to cause harm or damage is a weapon.

 

 

 

I think this is a all weapons are tools but not all tools are weapons type of deal.

 

 

 

but I think the definition you chose to refute my opinion actually bolsters MY claim.

 

 

 

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I say your skeet or trap gun that you shoot weekly at clay birds or your .45 that you shoot weekly at targets is a tool

 

 

 

so you are saying it's a tool created to break clay birds?!!?

 

there are better ways of doing that (more efficient certainly)

 

 

 

I'd say that shooting skeet is a good way of increasing your proficiency with a weapon.

 

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Many things can be used as weapons but they are not weapons until used as such.

 

correct,

 

and a gun was designed to be a weapon,

 

and doesn't have many practical uses beyond being a weapon.

 

 

 

and KoQ fears connotations.

 

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correct,

and a gun was designed to be a weapon,

and doesn't have many practical uses beyond being a weapon.

 

and KoQ fears connotations.

 

I also don't like drama multipliers.

 

Which is what happens when you see a gun and people scream "Weapon." :scared:

 

The factual term for a gun is that it's a firearm.

 

Its not a weapon until its used for that purpose.

 

Plinking paper targets or blasting clay pigeons doesn't make it a weapon, in my book.

 

 

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I also don't like drama multipliers.

 

Which is what happens when you see a gun and people scream "Weapon." cwm31.gif

 

The factual term for a gun is that it's a firearm.

 

Its not a weapon until its used for that purpose.

 

Plinking paper targets or blasting clay pigeons doesn't make it a weapon, in my book.

 

so you have an emotional hesitancy to use the proper term for an object based on fear of drama.

 

this admission makes me dismiss the rest of your post,

 

I don't care what you call a gun,

 

if you admit to an emotional reluctance to call it what it is.

 

 

 

 

 

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