I’m reading Kurt Vonnegut’s “Deadeye Dick”, and came across this passage:

“My wife has been killed by a machine which should never have come into the hands of any human being. It is called a firearm. It makes the blackest of all human wishes come true at once, at a distance: that something die.

“There is evil for you.

“We cannot get rid of mankind’s fleetingly wicked wishes. We can get rid of the machines that make them come true.

“I give you a holy word: DISARM.”