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    While I understand the point of the negative connotation, it's hard to ignore that a firearm's primary purpose is to be used as a weapon. Sure, there's target shooting, but that's a secondary use for a firearm as I see it. Any firearm that you carry daily is intended as a weapon.

    While a steak knife (and nearly everything else) can be used as a weapon, your dinner flatware wasn't intended for confronting anything but dinner. My small pocket knife is a potential weapon, but really, it's just a tool.

    I think I'm in the "call a spade a spade" camp on this one. I generally refer to it as a handgun or a rifle, or whatever, but wouldn't balk at referring to it as my weapon.

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    Firearm..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcj View Post
    It's about context. In my CCW classes, it's a "weapon", or a tool. In my Basic Pistol classes, it's a "revolver" or a "pistol". If it's most any other place/situation, it's a firearm.

    A "steak-weapon" has other uses... carving, cleaning fingernails, stripping wire, opening packages... A firearm has basically two uses.. targets, (recreational), and killing... as in hunting, self defense, or armed conflict. As posted, the media loves sensational topics, and firearms will ALWAYS be sensational....

    What it is is what it is......
    I hope you don't mind me adding "hunting" to your post. NOTE: I didn't re-type it in bright red, just a subtle red.

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    I am always concerned by the medias use of the term "assault weapon" to hype the story and inflame the public when referring to any pistol or rifle........JJ

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    I don't mind it when they get it right. If they're using an AR or an AK or perhaps an SKS; well then those are assault rifles. Just like there's a difference between a steak knife and a bayonet, different rifles were designed for different purposes (one of them as an assault arm).

    I think the flippant use of "high capacity" bothers me more. If the firearm was designed for 13 rounds, the magazine is not "high capacity", regardless of what NY or CA thinks. This is one even gun-savvy folks engage in often.

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    There is no such thing as an assault weapon,the term came from the liberal media for impact,just like high capacity magazine.Some designs allow more rounds to be stored than others.Some guns are for defensive purposes and some are for offensive purposes.I've never seen a gun assault anyone because it's an inanimate object and it can't,but a person can use it and many more things to commit an assault.Have to wow the sheeple or they won't watch or buy the news.

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    I'd imagine that you'd object to the terms "hunting rifle" and "target rifle" as well?

    While the liberal media loves it I'm sure, I'm pretty sure the term came from the German StG 44 rifle, the first with that name, during the Second World War.

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    Actually not at all,I just kept it simple but those are 2 legitamate catagories.The first guns made were for defensive and offensive purposes,hunting and target work came later as I recall.

    I didn't know about the StG,they were a little before my time and I never really studied military weaponry.The first time I ever heard of an assault weapon was long ago in the media and didn't know what they were talking about until they mentioned an AK.My father was a cop,my Grandfather was in WWII,and we all hunted,media was my exposure to the term.

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    Gun, firearm, weapon, piece, whatever!

    Only thing that really matters, is that you give it the respect it deserves.

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