This dream interpretation will focus on you using and wielding the gun, and how seeing a gun can be interpreted in a dream setting. To see a gun in your dream represents fear, aggression, anger, and potential danger. A gun represents the ability to use your own power to defend yourself against the world. However, it can also indicate your hot and quick temper when faced with obstacles.
It should be noted that if you have been watching actions films, playing video games, or shooting up some targets at a gun range, the dream may simply reflect your real world experiences and have less symbolic meaning.
Dream About Loading and Preparing for a Gun
If the dream is about acquiring or purchasing a gun, note its purpose in the dream can be crucial to understanding your subconscious mind. Is it more your own protections, hunting, or do you intend to hurt someone in the dream? In this case, the action of acquiring a gun within the dream means that you are taking the steps to achieve your goals, though more or less violent means or paths.
To dream that you are loading a gun forewarns that you should be careful in not letting your temper get out of control. It may also signify your ability to defend yourself in a situation. You are ready to take action when the right timing presents itself. It can foretell a beginning of a battle that you might face.
Carrying a gun in the open within the dream means that you take pride and power in your own authority and confidence.
To hide or conceal a gun in the dream, especially if the gun is loaded and ready to shoot, implies that you are repressing your angry feelings and thoughts. Try to find ways to express yourself instead of bottling up your rage.
When you are setting up some safe or arsenal inside your home to house your guns. Perhaps you are looking for shelter or protection in your dream, and that you feel threatened by the world around you. Or the collection can be a sign of your power and pride in your life, family, and other possessions.
Dream About Gun Pointed at You
Having a gun pointed at you often represents some form of confrontation. Take note of your emotions when the gun is pointing at you in the dream, do you have some power to fight back such as a gun yourself? Are you being robbed? Or are you at the mercy of another person in the dream.
The pointed gun can reflect that you have been under the spotlight with a uncomfortable situations. For example, you may have been asked to take on a unwanted task at work that you cannot refuse, or it could a family member or friends requesting a favor from you. You fear the consequences of rejecting the requests and have to agree to the terms. Perhaps you are at a situation life against your will and you feel trapped or abused to serve others.
Take note of where the gun is pointed at you can be used to assess the type of pressure or tension that you are facing. For example, if the gun is straight to your head, it can mean that the threat is urgent and you likely have no other options but to comply. When the dream involves gun in your mouth, it represents that you are afraid to speak your opinions.
Dream About Gun Fight
To dream that someone is shooting you with a gun suggests that you are experiencing some confrontation in your waking life. You feel victimized in a situation or that you are being targeted. Take note whether you were expecting the gunshots to come, did you see someone pointing the gun at you before the shoot? If the shots came unexpected, some culprits might be plotting against you in the waking life.
Exchanging or returning gunfire for a gun battle in your dream reflects that you are on the defensive about something. Or you may be dealing with issues of passiveness/aggressiveness and authority/dependence.
When the dream features simply witness or hearing a gunshot from where, it can reflect the conflicts that you have witnessed in the waking life. Perhaps you saw other people fighting or arguing with one another.
If the dream involves being chased with a gun, it can mean that you are trying to run way from authority figures in your life.
When you are wounded in the dream by getting shot, take note of the places where you got shot at. The bodily injuries from a gunfight can based upon dream body parts interpretations. For example, if your arms got shot, it may mean that someone has taken away your ability to work or fight back. If your legs or ankle gets shot, it reflects that the attacks have taken your balance of life.
Lastly, take note of the location where the gun battle or shooting war occurs and whether or not you are a victim or a shooter. The place of the shootout can offer some insights about the background of your anger or aggression. For example, school shooting dreams may involve frustrations with self-growth. A gun being used at a bank could relate to your assets may be under attack.
Dream About A Gun Won’t Fire or Misfire
To dream that a gun jams or fails to fire indicates that you are facing last minute obstacle in the waking situation. You may have recently be asked to perform or complete sudden tasks. And that you have failed to act when it is your turn.
Having a jammed gun that won’t shoot or doesn’t work, may mean that you need to tackle your problems from a different approach. Perhaps it is time to stop, and go over your options before attempting again.
If the broken gun malfunctioned because you forgot to put in bullets, or the gun ran out of bullets while shooting, means that your efforts may go to waste.
Dreaming about a gun that misfire, signifies that you have been putting your time and effort in the wrong place. You are not making good progress on the effort. If the misfired gun actually shot and injured someone, it symbolizes that your unintentional actions are hurting the ones around you. It could be your general display of anger or aggression are hurting your close family and friends, even if they are not the intended target of your anger. For example, you might be tired and stressed at work, but you ended up taking that frustration at home with your wife and children.
Dream About Pointing or Shooting a Gun
To dream that you shoot someone with a gun denotes your aggressive feeling and hidden anger toward that particular person. You may be trying to blame them for something.
When you have pointed the gun at someone or some animals, it means that your anger and aggression is scaring your targets or people in real life. Such as, if you are pointing a gun at a dog or cat in the dream, you may be asking your close and loyal friends for requests that make them uncomfortable yet obliged.
Dream About Different Types of Guns
Guns as a Sexual Dream Symbol
From a Freudian perspective, a gun represents the penis and male sexual drive. Thus, the gun may mean power and fertility. In this interpretation, a malfunctioning or misfired gun represents sexual impotence or fear of impotence. This is especially true when guns are installed on other military equipment such as tanks.
The dream of small gun or pistol denotes that you are trying to target a specific goal. The goal is smaller and short term in nature since it is easily tackled.
Sniper Rifle in dreams represents careful planning and selecting your targets in life. Perhaps you are at a point in life where you are pinpointing your goals in life.
Machine guns shoot out tons of bullets under a short period of time in a rapid firing manner. The machine gun reflects that you need to act faster, shoot first and ask questions later.
Shot gun is a violent and straight forward way of protecting yourself with the burst damage. Perhaps your anger is at the point where you cannot bottle it anymore, any other additional triggers can set you off.
Golden Gun or Silver Gun
These “trophy” guns that appear within the dream means good fortune is around the corner. It is time to reach out and grab your prizes.
Laser gun is a sign of technology and light. Focus your efforts and strategies to be laser sharp to succeed.
Stun gun is less violent and nonlethal compared to other alternatives, perhaps you are looking for a more peaceful way to resolve your conflicts. However, you still want to be on the upper hand to protect yourself from harm.
BB Gun or Toy Gun
Wielding a BB gun or toy gun in the dream signifies that you wish for more power and authority. Perhaps you are in a position where you get authority based on your background. For example, you may be using a toy gun that can faked as real since you are working under a boss as an assistant, and with that “fake” power, you are able to boss around other people in the same department.