Weapons are tools that are used for the purpose of inflicting damage or harm to living beings. They can be classified into two categories, the first of which is hand-held weapons and the second is ranged weapons.
Hand-held weapons include knives, swords, daggers, clubs, and many others. Ranged weapons include firearms such as rifles, shotguns and pistols.
Weapons are an integral part of combat and warfare. They provide a physical means of destroying or injuring the enemy, as well as providing self-defense. Weapons also have psychological and symbolic functions. For example, a weapon might be seen as a status symbol, as something that demonstrates social standing or authority.
A weapon is any device used to inflict damage on living beings, structures, or systems (both natural and artificial). Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime prevention, self-defense, and warfare. In civilian life weapons may be used for self-defense or recreation.
Weapons are used as a means of achieving a military objective. They are designed to inflict psychological and physical damage or death on their targets. Weapons can be broadly divided into two categories: lethal weapons (e.g. guns, bombs) and non-lethal weapons (e.g. tasers, tear gas).
Lethal weapons are designed to kill or incapacitate the enemy, while non-lethal weapons are not intended to kill the enemy but rather just to incapacitate them or cause pain without doing permanent damage.