n. An agency employed by civilized nations for the settlement of disputes which might become troublesome if left unadjusted.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
— Richard Buckminster Fuller
You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.
— Al Capone
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
— P. G. Wodehouse