Hat tip; Uncle
That’s what I envision whenever people speak of shooting their guns. Why would you even think of shooting a perfectly good gun on purpose?
I fire mine a lot, I’ve shot a few deer and a lot of cans and bottles and other things, but I’ve never shot a gun.
It may annoy some people, but I find the fact that words mean things to be both convenient and comforting. If I seem over-zealous at times, that is the reason why– I LIKE words to mean things, and I like them to mean the same things in the future as they did in the past. The trend of course is something else.