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A weapon is a instrument or tool that allows attacking or defending . Usually, the term refers to the physical aspect, since a weapon can physically hurt or even kill another person . However, in a figurative sense, the notion of weapon is often used to refer to verbal aggressions or who seek to affect the other emotionally: "His mouth is a weapon that hurts those around him".

In the opposite way, we can understand by "weapons" the set of virtues or knowledge that a person possesses and that opens doors to him at social or labor level. In general it is used in relation to the mastery of foreign languages, mainly English; you can say someone has the right weapons to get a job or to access a scholarship abroad.

Always within the meanings positive, which have no relation to violence, there is talk of seduction weapons to refer to certain physical and intellectual characteristics that can help one person conquer another. While aesthetics play a very important role in society, the real weapons of seduction are usually a peculiar smile, or an enigmatic look, a deep and captivating voice, among many other possibilities, such as being a way of expressing yourself or laughing very distinctive.

The concept of weapon is also used to refer to armies and security forces of a country ("Iran's weapons are ready to repel the invasion"). On the other hand, it is known as a weapon to the military militia or profession .

A White weapon or shear is that which is used in the combat melee and that allows to cut the skin of the opponent or cross it through a tip. The spear, ax, knife, sword, dagger and saber are examples of this type of weapon.

A blunt weapon It has a similar function, although it works by the force of the blow and not so much by its ability to cut; Some examples of this classification are the clubs and the boleros.

A firearm It is one that allows propel projectiles, which are launched at high speed and can do a lot of damage. The rifle, the revolver, the gun, the machine gun, the rifle and the carbine are weapons of fire.

Weapons, therefore, have the basic function of hurting others. Therefore, there are numerous groups social who ask for him disarmament and for the reduction of government budgets in armament.

In JapanFor example, the possession of firearms is a very sensitive issue and is lived in the opposite way to countries like the United States, where any citizen can have a gun in their home. The shotgun is the only type of firearm that a Japanese person can acquire, although the procedure to obtain a license is very long and exhaustive: firstly it is required to attend a series of theoretical lessons and pass a written exam; then, come the practices and a shooting test; finally, the candidates are evaluated psychologically, to verify that they do not suffer from any mental disorder, and it is verified that they do not use drugs.

On the other hand, the police force conducts an investigation of their background, as well as those of their family, to confirm that there is no criminal record. It should be clarified that belonging to an activist political group is enough reason not to pass the test. An area where shotgun possession is common is the sport of the shot to the plate and the hunting.

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