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Old 12-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #21
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I guess this is as good a place to post this as I will find. "Why" does almost everyone call a firearm a "weapon" ??? This irritates me to no end. A firearm is no more a weapon than a pencil, pen, hammer, screwdriver or any other object for that matter. The particular person handling the object would be the weapon if it was to be used in that manner. Everyone wonders why we have this stigma associated with us as firearms owners. It is not he/she has a lot of guns, rifles, pistols or revolvers, it is he/she has a lot of "weapons". How bad does this sound to all of you ?????
I for one prefer to use the terms firearms, guns, pistols, shotguns, rifles or semi-automatic rifles (not assault weapons). Come on people, why can't we clean-up our own language and call them what they are instead of "weapons". They are nothing more than a tool like everything else. Outsiders might just think better of us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Give it up Jim.

I've been trying for years to stop the assault on our beautiful language. Intelligence is "FUTILE" and that's also why Obama is in office...
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:43 PM   #22
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You say it your way and I'll say it the way I was taught before you were born youngster. Not everything you see in movies is verbatim. Oh, that's right, your with the Office of Special Investigation.... does that mean you ride the short yellow bus because your special? Don’t forget your helmet.
Chill out cubie. That was uncalled for. PM inbound.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:06 PM   #23
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Give it up Jim.

I've been trying for years to stop the assault on our beautiful language. Intelligence is "FUTILE" and that's also why Obama is in office...
Yea, I guess I'll give it up. At least I gave it a try and raised the awareness and got some responses. When I was LE, my duty and off duty guns were my weapons also, as my carry gun is now. About an hour after I started this thread, I read the same gripes in my October "Guns" magazine. It was in the Crossfire section right in front. I guess I'm not the only one who feels this way.


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Jim,
What matters is that we are correct. The anti's have their agenda and claim the moral high ground although they generally lack said morals. It's a losing proposition.

All we can do is our best, be good advocates for the Second Amendment and bring as many people into the shooting sports as we can. The anti's have their own agenda and we are the enemy. So be it.

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I’m posting up an apology to MoHawk for my short yellow school bus and helmet comment, sorry Mohawk I overreacted and was out of line. I’ll drop a PM to explain a few things on why that happened.

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This is how I look at it.

Weapon: firearms of any type used for the sole purpose of removing scumbags from the population of breathing humans. My 308 is a target rifle until I need to kill someone at 800 yards then it is a weapon of precision destruction.


Firearms, Guns, Pistols, revolvers, what ever: The main purpose of these it to hunt, plink or just burn up ammo on the range.

Don't care what anyone else calls them That is how I use the words.
You sir, are a poet. Couldn't have said it better if I'd plagiarized it. Guns don't kill people; Weapons do!
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I’m posting up an apology to MoHawk for my short yellow school bus and helmet comment, sorry Mohawk I overreacted and was out of line. I’ll drop a PM to explain a few things on why that happened.
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You sir, are a poet. Couldn't have said it better if I'd plagiarized it. Guns don't kill people; Weapons do!
on that end note there i do not agree in the least lol...guns don't kill people...people kill people....and again it's not the gun that kills...it's the bullets lol
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I’m posting up an apology to MoHawk for my short yellow school bus and helmet comment, sorry Mohawk I overreacted and was out of line. I’ll drop a PM to explain a few things on why that happened.
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MasterP I couldn't agree more. As far as I'm concerned, the definition of a firearm is "a tool that shoots a projectile by burning gunpowder".

When I think of weapons it's a cruise missile, a nuclear attack submarine, scud rocket, etc. I guess during military operations calling firearm a weapon is PC, unless their using it for hunting.

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