Breakingcontact, I agree whole heartedly.
& Brian, I understand your argument about weapons and guns. I was simply making the point that almost anything can be a weapon, but a firearm isn't always so. It is always in the context of how it is used. The word weapon as used to all firearms does not bother me. I simply substitute other words when in company of people who do not use or own firearms. To be honest, I could care less if I offend them, I just know quickly the word weapon can escalate a conversation or situation.
" The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in Government...." - Thomas Jefferson