if you attack someone with a steak knife it becomes a weapon
if you cut meat with it or cardboard it is not
but your real crowning idiocy of a post was claiming the only reason why anyone wants a gun is to kill
That's where the wheels came off the tracks. The firearm, by itself, has no capacity to do anything. It requires and operator and it is that operator that has intentions. For some reason you have decided to treat the firearm as if it has some kind of life of its own. A firearm is no different than a lawnmower or a tablespoon. It's a tool and nothing more. Anything and everything it "does" is wholly dependent on the person using it.