Rules for Weapons
Be proficient with the weapon. Whichever weapon you carry, use must be proficient with it. It you are not proficient with a weapon, leave it at home. Some weapons are as dangerous to the user as they are to the target of the weapon. In the case of firearms, many people are shot each year from accidental discharges and "unloaded" weapons.
Carry the weapon. A weapon is of no use to you unless it is readily available, and even then, it must be in your hand for you to use it.
Weapons laws. There are special state and federal laws pertaining to weapons, carrying weapons, and using weapons. If you carry a weapon, you must know about these laws, especially those in your city, town, county, and state.
A weapon is a merely a tool. In itself, a weapon is merely an inanimate object, incapable of taking action by itself. What the weapon is used for and how it used are the responsibility of the person using the weapon.