I lack KETCHUP. please pass it over here.
Unlike the regular rifle radical, the tip on the right hangs limply down.
You could say that the person LACKS a functioning rifle. And then you could giggle about that if you were, you know, immatoor.
|( に ) か＊ける||
to lack an abstract thing (experience / confidence / creativity / trust) （BOOBOO: if you want to say you don't have enough of a physical thing (for instance, money!) you'd say 足りない (たりない）instead.)
|欠点 がある / がない||
shortcoming. Opposite of 長所（ちょうしょ）. Can be used about people (he drinks too much, she always lies) or machines (this PC is very slow and prone to crashing).
A kind of formal word for failure to attend, absence.