For a man to dream that he sees knives, shows he shall be engaged with some of his friends and acquaintance in a very hot contest and quarrel; but that after a few hot words all shall be pacified, and they shall be good friends again.... The Complete Dream Book
The dreamer wants to impress others through power and strength—or may be intimidated by it. Fantasies of omnipotence are a symbol for aggression. It may also be an expression of fear, as in Helmet, Bomb, Bayonet, Shot. By far the most famous sexual symbol in classical psychoanalysis. it retains that meaning to this day.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: In a man’s dream, a rifle is a symbol for energy, strength, power, and the need to impress others. Women dreaming about rifles are afraid of aggressive sexuality and would do well to develop more courage. Shooting a rifle means you are trying in vain to accomplish something through force. Others holding a rifle points to a feelings of inferiority, being less than others. See Shooting, Weapon.
Depth Psychology: A rifle is a symbol of aggressive male sexuality, a tendency to use force in general. Fear of being attacked may be the reason for a rifle dream. It may also indicate your attitude toward life—”I’d rather fight than run!”... Dreamers Dictionary
Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.
If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.
If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.
(Also see Escape from danger; Take a flight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of running away from home, this suggests you are trying to avoid an issue in your real life. Pretending it doesn’t exist could make things worse - you will not solve problems until you face them head on. This dream also suggests that you are not taking or accepting responsibility for your actions. In cases where the dreamer’s home life is very difficult, this dream can represent a straight-forward wish to live in a happier place.... My Dream Interpretation