A crude and ancient type of gun on Gethen that shoots to kill. This can be contrasted with stun guns, which are used by the majority of law enforcement officials on Gethen.
Foray Gun Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness
The timeline below shows where the term Foray Gun appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...skis towards the border and towards the border guard’s guns. They shoot to kill, using foray guns instead of stun guns. Ai skis after his friend. Estraven has collapsed on the ground... (full context)