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When Trinity and Neo determine to save Morpheus, they begin by running their armory program and getting a lot of guns.

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The purpose of these guns is for them to kill people in the Matrix. This armory program is one of their local LAN programs though, completely separate from the Matrix, I believe. How are they getting the guns into the Matrix? Are they somehow able to edit the Matrix to create these areas?

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great question. They matrix could be deployed with NFS. Also their LAN might have connection to the Matrix that allows for ssh or ftp. Or the construct is configured to deploy via RPC... –  Ben Plont Dec 12 '13 at 22:10
    
I was more worried about the fact they did not seem to care about killing the guards. They were real people who felt pain and died in the real world but the good guys did not seem to think twice about gunning them all down. –  Stefan Dec 13 '13 at 16:29
    
@Stefan Yet they still worked for the wrong people. How often you've seen your favourite action hero gun down a bunch of mercenaries whose only error was to get paid by the wrong people? Such things are just not thought through that well (though, not only by the good guys, but also the film-makers and the majority of the audience). –  Napoleon Wilson Jan 11 at 17:39
    
@ChristianRau, true although I felt it was harsher as the guards just worked for the building doing an honest job. With all of Neo and Trinity's abilities and powers I was surprised they made no effort to get in a way which did not involve a complete massacre. –  Stefan Jan 11 at 22:19
    
@Stefan: that was covered by the training simulation. The reason they have to blast the guards is because if they don't, they can become agents. It's a rough world. –  whatsisname Sep 2 at 20:13

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They are using the Construct program which is not necessarily restricted to their "LAN".

The Construct is a virtual workspace (or "loading program") created by the Resistance to run simulations or upload virtual objects when they hack into the Matrix.

From the same wiki,

Later, in preparation for rescuing Morpheus from agents in a heavily fortified government building, Neo and Trinity enter the Construct to gather many weapons and a bomb for use in their mission.

It's a bit like when you are playing an RPG, you can go into options and choose a different weapon or similar.

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In fact they didn't just bring some guns, but also their clothes/haircuts and even more so their individual positions in space with them (or their bodies at all, given that they had already been disconnected from the Matrix anyway). –  Napoleon Wilson Dec 12 '13 at 17:04
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@ChristianRau That's actually part of their Residual Self Image. –  coleopterist Dec 12 '13 at 17:05

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