In a day and age where weapons are cheap, freely available, and death is just another part of life, it’s only a matter of time until weapons end up becoming a topic of conversation.
“Hey, have you seen that new CyberFuchi FX-92 Heavy in gunmetal with powder blue highlights?“
“Nah, but I just got myself a RockFang Z2 in shocking pink!“
“At least you could have got it with the matching underbarrel flashlight from DeniGreat.”
Overheard in McD’s Chicago, 2039
It becomes just another fashion accessory, pick up a new one every year when the new fashion comes around. But to an average runner, you don’t care how you look, just that you can defend yourself. A weapon becomes a part of your life, rather than just an accessory.
Melee weapons are legal, along with small arms (pistols and derivatives), but since when did that stop the average runner grabbing something a little bigger?
“This? This is my antique FN-FAL, passed down to me from my father, and to him from his father. Sure, it’s getting a little tough to find ammunition for it, but it has a style that the modern plastic trash just can’t match, and stopping power you’ll never forget.”
Interview with Kane “Killer” Kard, 11 time Death Arena Champion, 2037
Think you don’t need a weapon? Just make sure you don’t venture out into the real world…