HomeWeaponGun Dream Interpretation

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 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? 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 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.

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 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.

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
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.

Rifle is typically used for hunting, dreaming about rifle is a sign that you have a clear goal or target in mind.

Machine Gun
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
Laser gun is a sign of technology and light. Focus your efforts and strategies to be laser sharp to succeed.

Stun Gun
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.


Gun Dream Interpretation — 8 Comments

  1. I dreamed I had MY toy gun pointed at me by an angry ugly man that came into my kitchen. I picked up a large knife before I saw it was my own toy gun! The man tried to shoot me and it didn’t go off, of course. Then he lunged at me and connected with the knife. I have to laugh. That is exactly what is going on with my family and a couple of cousins. Now I can not feel guilty and I can laugh at it. The interpretation fits like a snuggly glove. Thanks!

  2. Had a dream I was concealing a silver 9.mm but when I got to my home I took it out for a second to get ready to put it away and when I reached for it seconds later it was gone. Someone in the dream I saw his face but did the recognize him, he said he took it and got rid of it for safety reasons.

  3. Okay well I was at a camp over seas. Like a military one. And we were all joking around the cadets and I. Then it like slipped to us racking up and I keep fighting with the dust shield on the ar I had and then I jumped out of the humvy and ran behind a while with my team and then it skipped agin to it being blackish blue outside and gun fire and bombs went off repeatedly and I’m yelling commands and saying fall back and cover fire and all this stuff and then air strike came and saved us but I had to stay there while everyone got to go home and I was cleaning my stuff and laid in bed holding a note I didn’t get to see what was written in the note.

  4. In my dreams I am constantly getting shot at and in one case was actually shot in the face for making eye contact with a “drug dealer”. I never die, but the fear is palatable. With every dream as soon as I am confronted by the gunman or gunmen I run, hide or return fire usually never being shot and it always involves some sort or illegal activities..I am a dominate personality in my circle which has ties in a lot of unsavory activities so I find it necessary to put forth a certain image, but I’m not a violent person and do everything I can to stay out of trouble. These dreams, I feel are showing me that I am always on the brink of violence and it helps me to understand that that’s not something I want to be apart of. No matter how badass you are, you can’t outrun a bullet or cartel.

  5. I had a dream that I got into a blazer type vehicle and I had my youngest son in the front drivers seat in a carseat appearing as if he was a baby ( he is 7) and I was in the front drivers seat scooted to the end of the seat because of the carseat???.. Anyways my other two sons get in the back along with Miss.Hubbard one of my sons old teachers. We drive off as I’m talking from some place and I see a car and a truck parked ahead (guess a red light or stop sign) as I slow down trying to come to a stop I see a man 6 foot at least in jeans and button up shirt brownish blonde hair get out of the truck walk to the back drivers side and lift a rifle out of the back of his truck and he starts loading it and I’m not familiar with the gear shift placement in the vehicle I’m driving and begin fumbling to put it in reverse and he looks at us andvi know its a shooting and I wake up. What does this mean???

  6. I had a dream where I had two loaded gun in a dream going to give it to someone but two police come and take the two guns from me and I started to beg and I told the police the guns were not mine and they took the guns and let me go

  7. I had a dream where I had two loaded gun in a dream going to give it to someone but two police come and take the two guns from me and I started to beg and I told the police the guns were not mine and they took the guns and let me go what does it mean

  8. I had a dream about my sister getting shot and she died in a dream and the same guy that shot her with a gun wanted to shot me as well but I ran away and in a dream he was looking for me everywhere and he was riding a scooter so on a dream I ended up hiking in a car and I asked the people in the car to run away with me and in a dream I saw my other sister who is 7 years old holding a lot of things so I ended up jumping off the car to assist her and guy who wanted to shot me came again but this time my two Aunties where there and some members of my community and I woke up when everyone was saying we want to ask him why does he want to shoot you

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