But the idea is that guns are sapient and they are secretly running organizations like the NRA and are behind the gun lobby in America because they want to spread themselves as far as possible to as many people as possible to try to protect them, but they refuse to realize that they sometimes do more harm than good.
Yeah I'd say a bit political… and not a very good idea (I think) even if it wasn't guns.
The way this is written also seems to show you have an ethical opinion which may hinder the clinical wording.
Also not very interesting to me either.
Anyways my opinion.
Sorry if I sound harsh btw…
Oh, no problem, I'm used to my ideas being shot down. They are usually not all that good after all.
Here's what I think. Sapient weapons could be a cool idea, even on that line of thought about them trying to protect but sometimes doing harm. It's it being specifically guns and specifically these gun-related organizations that makes the idea come off as socio-political, and, thus, most likely not fit for our genre of science fiction/horror/fantasy and whatnot.
Sapient weapons could be a cool idea
Agree with Americium. Guns are a tough subject to deal with, and if you want to write a sapient weapon, you might want to go with something that has more historical oomph to it to use as the interest-grabbing part of the article.
Oooy, I had forgotten about that story. I remember loving it when I stumbled upon it in Random Tale.
you might want to go with something that has more historical oomph to it
You could do a specific model of weapon with history in a war - even a gun, I'd wager - that has this trait during the war. Like, the gun has sided with someone/an army almost like a person has. That way you're addressing it in a purely historical context, rather than something that could be interpreted as having political undertones.
PM me if you need gun info or whatevs, assuming you pursue this concept. Happy to help.
E: "You" meaning Guilliman. I forgot I was replying to Zyn.
That story I linked earlier? I won't give a plot synopsis (mostly because I don't remember[1950s sci-fi all blends together for me]), but I'll explain why it's relevant: in the book, there's a weapons manufacturer whose products are all psychic and won't fire in anger. Like, if someone breaks into your home and you have one of these guns (I'm pretty sure they're laser guns because '50s sci-fi), it'll fire when you pull the trigger. However, if you break into someone else's home and try to use one of those guns, it won't fire. Making all guns sapient seems like a bad idea, but making one specific gun (or brand of sci-fi fun) sapient might work.
Alternatively, you could make a tale about a weapon left inside of SCP-2257 for too long that became sapient.