Glad to hear from the man that always has me doing mental exercises 🤔. If I am right, and Caleb correct me if I have wrongly misinterpreted the leaky faucet metaphor you so wisely conjured, then this case on gun control hits the mark.
Exhibit A: Supreme Court decision: District of Columbia, et al. v. Heller a.k.a. Leaky Faucet
It appears that this case represents one of those leaky faucets. A case that the NRA never wanted the Supreme Court to hear, ironically, because they feared that the court may not rule in their favor.
I am going to jump down to the majority-held decision that quite possibly lead to torching down the house when attempting to plumb through the 2nd amendment.
2)Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms. Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons. Pp. 54 — 56.
Evidently, what ensued thereafter, a NRA suing spree, resulted in completely burning down the house instead.