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Old November 27, 2012, 10:12 AM   #25
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by CJohnson76 View Post
Yammi, only because it was I once heard someone refer to a firearm as that. Seriously though, I do use the word weapon, but try to substitute it with system or platform during so it does not sound as menacing to some.
Less menacing, more mall-ninja.

If there was any term I'd want people to stop using, it would be "platform".

They are guns, guns are weapons. They are firearms, firearms are weapons. Rifles, rifles are weapons. Handguns, handguns are weapons. Any of those terms is just fine. It usually makes sense to use the most descriptive term to avoid confusion. "Weapon" is a classification, not a singular item, except as a general classification.
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