Brandishing refers to the act of displaying a weapon, typically a firearm, in a threatening or intimidating manner. It involves showing or waving a weapon with the intent to deter or intimidate someone, even if you do not actually intend to use the weapon to harm them. Brandishing a weapon can be considered a crime in many jurisdictions and may result in legal consequences.

Brandishing may not be limited to just the act of pointing a weapons, it can also involve any action that conveys a clear intention to use the weapon for threatening or intimidating purposes. Whether an action is considered brandishing can depend on the circumstances and the jurisdiction in which it occurred.