These are nice looking mints, aren’t they. Mints like these are handy for taking that tickle out of your throat, killing a healthy appetite when the cook does not intend to start for another hour.
There are approximately pieces to the pound, so a 2,200 bound tonne, a metric or “long” ton,” would contain around 220,000 mints like these. And while we are supposing, let us assume that every one of those 220,000 mints is laced with a lethal dose of cyanide. that would give you 220,001 mints.
Now, if you count out 100 of those mints, your chances of drawing a poisoned mint are infinitely high because at best there are 99 poisened mints to 1 safe mint. And you have no wat to tell which mint is safe and which mints are sure death.
Would you take $1.000 to pull one mint out of the bowl and swallow it?
Not if you are smart, because you are betting a life, your life, with a nominal value of $2,200,000 against a single dollar bill – with odds of 220,00 to 1 against you.
Anyway you look at it, the probability that gun control will actually do something useful, like reduce crime, is far less than minuscule while the probability of failure is as close to infinitely against is as close to infinite as the human mind can conceive.
But gun contorl has been the enabling agent for the worst and most violent political regimes ever to darken the face of the earth. And that is an ever present danger.
One that cannot be safely ignored.