Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN
I have never heard any of the stuff about the NRA before. Very interesting.
I believe you are correct about it being a military thing and in those cases they are weapons. But in addressing hunters and sportmen, rifle or firarm is a better term.
I just in the last year or so completed these NRA courses.
Instructor for rifle, shotgun and pistol, as well as NRA cedrtified range officer training and hunter ed instructor.
Durring instructional practice and demonstrations if the word weapon was used the instructor would stop the person speaking and make him back up and start again. It was made clear that we were not to use the term at all with any students or anything affiliated with the NRA.