Richard Gordon Gatling:
“I was 44 at the time, and I spent the rest of my life improving and living off the monetary benefits of the Gatling Gun. Although I have been named a hypocrite by those that consider me a pacifist, I intended for the gun to save the lives of the user, not to take mass amounts of life.”
“My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.”
Yup … invent something to stop war, and all battles will cease.
Yea … right.