yeah, i dont get the big deal either!
Its no different then calling a baseball bat a sword.
Or a paint brush a color making missile.
Or a pencil an abrams tank.
How can you not see the similarities between the two. Granted, i havent had to purchase any ammo in my tattoo career, but hey.
Seriously though,ball busting aside, i dont want to start any shit. I think as long as its not aimed at hurting anyone, people should be able to speak pretty free. But im going to speak freely and say that i for one, do think its fairly silly to call a machine that isnt at all a firearm a gun. Granted, before i got into the trade, i may have out of lack of education called a machine a gun in passing conversation...but as i learned the trade i learned respect for it. Same way i call nick -nick, and not sammy, or billy, or "that guy".
Just tossing out my two cents.