Do guns kill people or do people kill people? Though provocative, I judge this a false dichotomy. Both guns and people kill people. As Heidegger might say, the question obscures the truth. Killing was not necessarily invented by people, is not owned by people, and is not the exclusive domain of humans. And guns don’t kill just people. Although technology may kill or cause accidents, killing is neither an accident nor an addendum of technology. Death is. Accident and intention adjudicate the time and place of death—the killing—not the desirability of death itself. At the very least, we can be fairly certain of the deaths of entities other than oneself, but we can positively identify neither death’s invention nor its demise. We know killing only through the work it does—to bring about death. Death is the revelation of obscuring, the demonstration of paradox, horrific in its immortal grandeur, and inhumanly perfect in being a flawless finality of all worldly ends. The dead are consequential to the work of death only in that they allow it to be revealed.