A firearm which contains mechanical parts. The typical gun has a hammer that slams onto a shell full of powder that ignites and causes an explosion sending a metal projectile or projectiles at high velocity.

Some use them for hunting, self defense, crime or a symbol of freedom in america.

No country can be free without the civilians having the right to bare arms against it's own government when the need arises.

There are two types of guns used by most.

Rifle: a gun used for long range and accurate shooting.
Handgun: Used for close quarters, and so you can carry it so you don't advertise to the world you have one. To conceal it you must take tests, written and field to get a permit.

There are other variations but the ideas for them are derived from those two.

Assault rifle: Usually has multiple settings for firing. Single shot for accuracy, triple for chest to head shots to be sure they are going down, and fully automatic, which is typically used for creating cover fire or close quarters.

Sub machine gun: compact easy to move around corners, favorites of swat.

Shotgun: Uses shells filled with buckshot or slugs. Typically buckshot to have a spread. Open choke is used for very close range with the highest spread. Closed for longer shots such as bird hunting, and one for in between to have the best and worst of borth options.

Machine gun: Made to fire many rounds, and not much else.
Guns are very dangerous to people who don't know how to use them, because they will blow their face off.

Stupid people shouldn't own guns, because they will blow your face off.

When a police officer readies his gun for a killing shot, he may experience tunnel vision and lose awareness of everything around him. That is if it bothers him psychologically.
by edicol July 22, 2007
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A complex arrangement of metal parts that is capable of discharging a lead peice at very high speeds, high enough to penetrate fleash and thin slabs of wood. Serves as humankind's (so far) permanent replacement for spears, staffs, swords, daggars, etc. as most effective weapons. Most commonly used for self-defense, murder, killing hostiles, recreational shooting, the standard issue weapons for armies, militias, etc.
Guns aren't the problem. It's criminals, irresponsible people, and totalitarian shitheads getting a hold of them that's the problem.
by Mob_Triggerman November 28, 2004
The quick and easy tool to end a fight.
Man: Dont fuck with me cause I know Martial Arts!

Other Man: Dont fuck with me cause I know Smith and Wesson!
by Cm8000 January 31, 2004
A tool used for defense, sport, and hunting.
Contrary to popular belief, a gun will not make it's owner into a raving killer.
by tradesman February 03, 2005
A tool that is only deadly if used for its intended purpose.
"A gun is a tool, no different from a baseball bat, or a meat cleaver, or ... an alligator!"

-Homer Simpson
by JakeStar May 11, 2005
Biceps: the upper-arm muscles
Oh shit! I got the shit coked out of me from that guy with huge guns.
by Khoa Phan February 17, 2005
arms, esp. very muscular ones
I could totally kick some ass, check out my guns.
by FoonKing December 04, 2002
A weapon that has existed since the 13th Century and has been developing more and more, as well as diversifying ever since.
They come in small, handheld forms known as pistols or handguns; or automatic, repeating-fire, styles known as machine guns; and longer types with stocks and that are designed to be fired from the shoulder: these are known as rifles. The many kinds of guns, the mechanical/technical information of a gun, and so on are WAY too long to list here. For additional information I recommend looking at the other examples below.
See AK-47, Uzi, Glock, 9MM, NRA (a rifle organization), M-16, Derringer, and Magnum.
by Bush Fan December 16, 2004
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