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Posted: 5/22/2001 2:19:51 AM EST
Basically how did this term go from being a cannon in the olden days to being applied to all firearms? In the military, your dick is your gun and you use a rifle. Was this more media brainwashing?
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 4:12:41 AM EST
The term "gun" predates "firearm" by about 300 years. It's hardly surprising that instruments that share a common origin should also be referred to by the same name.
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