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A weapon is an object you can use to attack or injure a person or animal, or to keep a person or animal from getting into a position where they can attack or injure you.

Things specifically made as weapons that are okay for most ordinary people to carry in some places, include:

Weapons that are generally okay only for soldiers or police personnel to carry, include: (Portable firearms are also used by regular people for hunting and for marksmanship practice, and can sometimes be kept in a private home or business) Weapons that are okay only for the defense people of a national government to have, include: Other types of weapons include: In addition to the above, everyday common legal objects which can be used as weapons too include:

See also: war, kill