Some of my firearms are weapons, some are hunting firearms, and orther are target pistols. I name them according to their original design or my intended use.
*cough* A hunting firearm, by definition, must be a weapon.
I do want to make myself clear. I rarely call my guns, weapons. I'm not saying that weapon is the proper term to use. But, guns are weapons, and no manner of semantic shenanigans will every change that. If you wish to use the term, fine, go for it. If you don't want to use the term, that's fine too. BUT, we all much agree that guns are weapons...anything else is disingenuous.