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I was used in 1812,

I am in the title of the fourth.

Flash! Fuji is my competitor

And you may have seen me on websites that allow the user to talk about books.

I'm a rapper and you can shoot me.

Sorry if certain lines seem to be misleading. Also, (shocker!!) no obscure book or movie references. I'm not sure of the wordplay tag... But we'll only know if it fits when you've solved it.

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The answer is

Cannon/Canon

I was used in 1812,

Cannons were used in the war of 1812.

I am in the title of the fourth.

Pachelbel's Canon in D (D is the fourth letter)

Flash! Fuji is my competitor

Canon is a competitor of Fuji the camera manufacturer.

And you may have seen me on websites that allow the user to talk about books.

The word "canon" refers to books that are accepted as legitimate by a community.

I'm a rapper and you can shoot me.

Canon the rapper, and you could shoot him with a cannon.

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    $\begingroup$ I knew that! I just didn't answer soon enough... $\endgroup$ May 16, 2015 at 21:36
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    $\begingroup$ Cannons are also a well-known part of the 1812 Overture. $\endgroup$ May 16, 2015 at 21:37
  • $\begingroup$ Well... You shouldn't exactly shoot someone(even though that's what I meant). Should I be worried that you came up with the right answer so fast? And was it that easy? (Snaps) aww man... $\endgroup$
    – AJL
    May 16, 2015 at 21:37
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    $\begingroup$ @AJL I thought Flash Fuji was a dead giveaway. $\endgroup$ May 16, 2015 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah... I was kind of humming Canon and decided to write a riddle, as I can never think of a topic. $\endgroup$
    – AJL
    May 16, 2015 at 21:40

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