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A weapon is a tool which can be used during combat to kill or incapacitate, to destroy property, or to otherwise render resources non-functional or unavailable.

It may be used to attack and defend, and consequently also to threaten or protect.

There are essentially three facets to classifying weapon types: who uses it, how it works, and what it targets.

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