Something of a discussion going on at my place of work. We need a term that will cover everyone who totes a weapon, other than common-or-garden criminals. In other words: - Armed forces - Police - Militias - Insurgents - Security - Mercenaries We currently use a range of terms, including the above four, and I'd like us to standardize. Any input as to what terms are in general use would be helpful, as would any arguments for or against any particular term. Thanks!