Guns and the Bible? Matthew "Put away your sword," Jesus told him. "Those who use the sword will die by the sword." By suicide in a transient bad moment. Or your wife by domestic violence. Or your child by tragic accident.
[via New England Journal of Medicine] Surgery is a profession defined by its authority to cure by means of bodily invasion. The brutality and risks of opening a living person's body have long been apparent, the benefits only slowly and haltingly worked out. Nonetheless, over the past two centuries, surgery has become radically more effective, and its violence substantially reduced — changes that have proved central to the development of mankind's abilities to heal the sick.