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[[Image:Gun.jpg|thumb|400px|A man holding a gun.<ref>As seen in the opening theme of [[The New Adventures of Superman]].</ref>]]
 
[[Image:Gun.jpg|thumb|400px|A man holding a gun.<ref>As seen in the opening theme of [[The New Adventures of Superman]].</ref>]]
A '''gun''', or firearm,<ref>It should be noted that although the terms "firearm" and "Gun" are often used synonymously, the two do not always refer to the same thing. This is because not all firearms are always considered guns.</ref> is a deadly weapon that can fire [[bullet]]s, [[energy blasts]] or other projectiles. Many [[supervillains|bad guys]] use guns, especially their [[henchmen]]. Also, [[Law Enforcement]] officers, as well as [[Military]] officers use guns as well. Someone who has the skills to use a gun is called a [[marksman]]. Most guns are lethal, and in most cases one who is shot by one has a good chance of facing [[death]]. However some guns only render one unconscious or stunned, such as a [[stun ray]].
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A '''gun''', or firearm,<ref>It should be noted that although the terms "firearm" and "Gun" are often used synonymously, the two do not always refer to the same thing. This is because not all firearms are always considered guns. Some people refer to "guns" as a type of "firearm" that can be held by hand, whereas other types, that are held with two hands, or in or some other manner, may not be considered a type of gun, but it would be considered a firearm. The term "[[Handgun]]" however, makes this distinguishable. In the military, the term "gun" is used to describe tank guns, and ship guns, but not always hand held projectile weaponry.</ref> is a deadly weapon that can fire [[bullet]]s, [[energy blasts]] or other projectiles. Many [[supervillains|bad guys]] use guns, especially their [[henchmen]]. Also, [[Law Enforcement]] officers, as well as [[Military]] officers use guns as well. Someone who has the skills to use a gun is called a [[marksman]]. Most guns are lethal, and in most cases one who is shot by one has a good chance of facing [[death]]. However some guns only render one unconscious or stunned, such as a [[stun ray]].
   
 
Guns that can be operated with one hand are referred to as [[Handgun]]s.
 
Guns that can be operated with one hand are referred to as [[Handgun]]s.

Revision as of 23:21, 10 April 2012

A man holding a gun.[1]

A gun, or firearm,[2] is a deadly weapon that can fire bullets, energy blasts or other projectiles. Many bad guys use guns, especially their henchmen. Also, Law Enforcement officers, as well as Military officers use guns as well. Someone who has the skills to use a gun is called a marksman. Most guns are lethal, and in most cases one who is shot by one has a good chance of facing death. However some guns only render one unconscious or stunned, such as a stun ray.

Guns that can be operated with one hand are referred to as Handguns.

Types of guns

References

  1. As seen in the opening theme of The New Adventures of Superman.
  2. It should be noted that although the terms "firearm" and "Gun" are often used synonymously, the two do not always refer to the same thing. This is because not all firearms are always considered guns. Some people refer to "guns" as a type of "firearm" that can be held by hand, whereas other types, that are held with two hands, or in or some other manner, may not be considered a type of gun, but it would be considered a firearm. The term "Handgun" however, makes this distinguishable. In the military, the term "gun" is used to describe tank guns, and ship guns, but not always hand held projectile weaponry.
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