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Doesn't the term "smoking gun" also exist as a gesture? When you blow across the tip of your finger, to signify doing something with style, isn't that a smoking gun, too? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:01, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` I thought, too, that there was a mystery story in which the person found holding the smoking gun was not the one who shot it, making the item anything but incontrovertible proof. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 1Bower2Birdn (talk • contribs) 01:37, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
The introduction to the article should include citation(s). Also, the remainder of the article consists almost entirely of one quote. To create a more balanced article, more material and more citations should be added.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 05:33, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
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