Whether a sports car used for fun on the weekend, an SUV or minivan for hauling the kids, a pickup for pulling the camper, or a truck designed to haul 40,000 pounds or more of freight they are all vehicles. Even a Formula One race car or a motorcycle falls into the same class. Their purpose is secondary to their classification as such.
Guns are the same. All fall into the same class; and, that class is weapons. Purpose is secondary to their classification as such.
Correct , there purpose does not matter .
Car , truck , mini van , there classification is motorized vehicles .
Pistol , rifle , shotgun , there classification is firearms .
Car , truck , mini van can be weapons but they are vehicles
Pistol , rifle , shotgun can be weapons but they are firearms
A weapon is a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage .
A weapon is something used to gain an advantage or to defending oneself in conflict or contest .
Weapon is to broad a term . If I say I have a weapon , what does that mean ?
I have something designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage .
It does not mean I have a gun . It might mean I have a gun , It could mean I have a golf club .