Why hell Nate
, according to this and my post...
... the part where it was determined, that Merriam-Webster, the Law, the hallowed halls of academia, various editors and writers, some of whom are in the highest percentiles of those who read and comprehend the english language, all agreed, that the words weapon and firearm, were synonymous. All weapons aren't firearms, but all firearms are weapons, all the time. Intent, use, etc have no bearing on their classification either.
...looks like I fit right in.
And yes, although whichever hunting tool I'm using IS technically a weapon, I just don't generally say to my brother (that is routinely late for every hunt we go on
) "your late again, grab your weapon lets go".
I generally say "your late again, grab your shotgun lets go".
Again, either way would be correct.