This post reminded me of the guidance for NRA instructors to refrain from referring to firearms as "weapons". The value/logic of that practice has already been debated at length several times on this forum, and I'm sure this thread will devolve into another such debate rather quickly. Before that happens, though, I hope to get a question answered that occurred to me after reading Wiskie762's post linked above. Does anyone know how NRA instructors handle that taboo word when teaching introductory level courses in states that officially refer to their license as a "Concealed Weapons Permit"? Is there any official guidance from the NRA on the matter? This is just a random question that popped into my head, and I apologize in advance if this thread gets retarded.