The term "gun" is a very general term for firearms and was
originally used for cannons. It's possible that the term came from
the Latin word "gonne" or the Norse name "Gunnildr", which has the
connotations of "thunder" or "thunderer".
Individual connotations depend upon the experience of a
particular person. A word may have a particular association for one
person and not for another. Cultural connotations are associations
of a particular word shared by all members of a particular