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I am a powerful weapon, per se,
I can be loaded just fire away,
I can be pointed to stab and dismay.

Sometimes I'll come from both sides at once,
A master of rhetoric I shall receive no response,
As I'm at the end I know you must see,
What is it that I must be?

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I believe that you'd be a

Question

I am a powerful weapon, per se,

Questions can be powerful.

I can be loaded just fire away,

There's the loaded question approach.

I can be pointed to stab and dismay.

Pointed/Poignant question.

Sometimes I'll come from both sides at once,

In spanish a question mark is in front and back.

A master of rhetoric I shall receive no response,

Rhetorical questions don't require a response.

As I'm at the end I know you must see, What is it that I must be?

At the end of this riddle and questions is the question mark.

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  • $\begingroup$ Very good! And very fast! My original answer for the "both sides" bit was indeed the ¿Spanish question? syntax, although I realize question mark and question are different so I was also accepting "two-sided" questions. And yes again I was referring to the fact that at the end of this riddle you will "see" that "I'm at the end" being both the question/mark at the last line of the riddle. $\endgroup$ – DasBeasto Jul 19 '16 at 22:03
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! Being a fluent Spanish speaker, I'm a little ashamed that I didn't include that in my answer! $\endgroup$ – Reibello Jul 19 '16 at 22:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Reibello, bum deal. :) I'm not, but I'm from Texas, so I can speak a little (and studied a bit). Good riddle DasBeasto. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 19 '16 at 22:09
  • $\begingroup$ @DasBeasto, take a look at mine and let me know what you think. puzzling.stackexchange.com/q/37833/25802 $\endgroup$ – John Jul 19 '16 at 22:21
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The answer is

A question

I can be loaded just fire away

You can ask a Loaded Question to limit your responses.

I can be pointed to stab and dismay.

A pointed question is a very direct question, which can feel like an attack (stab).

Sometimes I'll come from both sides at once,

Some of the best questions don't have answers. Only more questions.

A master of rhetoric I shall receive no response

A Rhetorical Question is a question that needs no response.

and finally,

As I'm at the end I know you must see,

Question marks come at the end of a sentence (in English.)

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 Very good work, John was just a hair faster and got some of the alternative intentions of a few hints. I would have accepted this if not for his. $\endgroup$ – DasBeasto Jul 19 '16 at 22:05

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