SO my lady and I were over at a friends house enjoying a nice pot-luck dinner with our hiking / packing friends when this idiot anti starts in on guns with me. I know what triggered the idiot was my NRA-ILA fleece vest I was wearing. Jeez, this guy was an idiot! First he starts of with how the NRA is a bunch of rabid and spiteful people. My response once he shut his yap was... “Do I look rabid and spiteful?” I then explained to him how gun control and bans lead to more crime. His typical response was that was more NRA propaganda, and that he was afraid of guns so they had to all be banned. Of which I replied... “No, that fact is from the FBI statistical crime data. You can also look up and see that violent crime has been on the decline in the United States even though weapons ownership has been on the increase.” That didn't slow this steamroller of stupidity down! He they tried to wow me with his complete and total lack of weapons knowledge. How? First with the “gunshow loophole” and then the AK-47 and then of course the devastating AK15... or is that the AR47.... no it's the AR74! You know the one made by Colts arms. It's a smaller bullet than the military rifle! And then how there were thousands of illegal fully automatic weapons out there in the hands of people! This went on for about 5 minutes. I let him continue until he was so confused he had no idea what weapon he was referring too. Once he finished he started to wind up with another long diatribe of the evils of guns! This time it was the gun show loophole! Oh he tried so desperately hard to prove that loop hole existed! All this time I have a slight grin on my face with that look of “Are you really this ignorant?!” He finally closed his gun show diatribe with a challenge. He would go buy and AK47 without a back ground check then sell it to me, from a gun show. So I started with his challenge. I denied him the challenge based on current law in California. I explained to him that It's legal for a private seller to sell a firearm with out a back ground check as long as the seller has no reason to believe the purchaser was legally authorized to make the purchase. Of course with that he started to wind up... I put my hand up and said NO, you will allow me to finish my discourse, I let you engage in your dialog uninterrupted I expect the same courtesy. This garnered the typical butt hurt look liberal anti's will take when they are losing a fight. I then proceed to explain that this was legal for private citizens, but in California by California law the transfer is to take place with an FFL. Any transaction that DIDN'T was illegal and I would not be part of an illegal activity and jeopardize my right to own firearms. Then I proceed on with dealers at gun shows are to be license FFL's, if they get caught it's against the law and the punishment is pretty stiff. I then went on to explain that according to the FBI again, less than 1% of firearms purchased at gun shows are used in crimes. This seemed to deepen his sullen mood and a small crowd had started to gather. Next I corrected him on weapons, specifically the list he was attempting to wow me with. I explained the firearms act of 1934 and how it regulated tightly, the ownership of fully automatic weapons. I then asked him to tell me when he has ever heard of a fully automatic weapon being used in the commission of a crime in the United States in the last 5 years. He tried to bring up a shooting from 1995... I reiterated the time frame. When he couldn't answer I continued on with tearing his arguments apart. By the time I got done it was time to leave. He tried one last argument which of course centered around children. That's when I stopped him, I told him that I have a couple last things to say before I leave and a question. I went on about the UK and their total ban on firearms and how now they are the most violent and dangerous nation in the EU. Verifiable from their own media. No NRA influence at all. Then I informed him of the verifiable statistics of more guns less crime, I mentioned Washington D.C. and the Heller vs. D.C. case, and how it restored peoples Constitutional rights, and that for the first time since the ban there has been a significant decrease in violent crime in D.C.. Again all verifiable via the FBI crime statistical data. Then I asked him... where has every mass shooting occurred in this nation? He shook his head unable to answer the question. So I did it for him. Needless to say I know I didn't change his mind on anything but I at least turned his attempt at belittling me and the NRA into a complete failure. Man... what is with these idiots? For the sake of size I have omitted a lot from this and shortened a lot of the dialog... we all have heard it before, I just wanted to vent my experiences from last nigh. And yes I should have walked away, but this guy wasn't going to let it go. I did initially tell him this is neither the time or the place... but you all know how rabid libs can be.