i used to work at a company that did typesetting and graphics. over the desk of one of my co-workers was a sign that was meant to warn against the dangers of careless typing and proofreading - and also intended to shock and amuse. the sign read:
THE PENIS MIGHTIER
THAN THE SWORD
i always found it disturbing - and all too true!
i don't know what made me think of that just now.
and i know - guns don't kill people - people kill people - and that could apply to this as well.
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9