Originally Posted by MadMorbius
You can argue it one way or the other, but as far as the Criminal Code of Canada is concerened a "firearm" is considered a weapon.
And so is your finger in your pocket when you say "Stick'em up!!".
Or an empty box when you pass a note to a bank teller saying "Put the money in the bag, I have a bomb.".
A weapon is any object used in an offensive or criminal matter to inflict injury, death or as a threat.
A knife, axe, tire iron, pipe, screwdriver, rope, cement block and a million other items are also weapons. It depends on use and context.
Or they could simply be tools or objects.