Nice Mint’s, Aren’t Thy? Have One?

That is a nice bowl of mints, isn’t it.

A pound of peppermints usually is a “100 count bag,” containing 100 mints. Suppose someone told you that they had poured a pound of mints in a bowl, set one and saturated the other 99 with a lethal dose of poison before returning the mint set aside to the bowl.

If you were offered a mint from that bowl, would you accept the offer? The probability that a random mint would kill you would be 99 to 1. Is your life so worthless that you would take and presumably consume a poisoned mint?

If you knew a bowl of mints were poisoned, would you try to stop someone from consuming one? I am sure you would.

What about gun control? The chances that a gun control law will result in a threat to your life and to the lives of everyone subject to that law are greater than 15.0*10^1,000 so wishing for gun control is wishing lives away.

Could you, knowing something of the probability that the next gun control law will be the next bloody failure in the longesst unbroken string of failures in human history should dissuade any rational being of the wisdom of gun ontrol.

Unfortunately, there are some who, either in fear or love of money, support gun control. and that is a sad reflection on the folly of our species.

Stranger

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