Personally I’m all for using words exactly how they mean.
Now “Harvesting Game” makes perfect sense if you’re Ted Nugent who has lots of land, planted feed lots and other things to keep the game animals on his land healthy and happy…until its time for him to kill and eat them.
Meanwhile the Prairie Dogs on the Farm Family’s farm are pests…I helped kill a bunch of those pest. All were left to rot or get eaten by they Coyotes.
Same goes for hunting in the Maine woods…you’re not harvesting, you’re hunting and killing. Nothing wrong with that.
Same goes for self defense. You aren’t killing your attacker, you’re stopping them, because if and attacker lives or dies is irrelevant to a successful defensive gun use. Still when people ask me “Why do you NEEEEEED a weapon designed to kill”, rather than being verbose and explaining that the weapons are designed to STOP not to kill, I usually reply “because killing is perfectly legal!”. Sometimes those terms are good to get people thinking in the right way.
If you don’t think guns should be capable of killing, then you’re against justifiable homicide. If you’re against justifiable homicide, you’re a monster and should be labeled as such.
Also my carry guns are indeed weapons. My two primary carry guns are my S&W1911Sc, and my Kahr PM45. Neither are ideal target or plinking guns. They’re ideal WEAPONS, and that’s what I carry them for. Nothing wrong with people being armed with WEAPONS.
Of course a .22 bolt action isn’t much of a weapon, and really doesn’t deserve that moniker…unless in an instant its being USED as a weapon.
Words mean things, and I have no problem speaking the truth.