Yup, it's official. This weekend was my brother's 50th birthday. About 40 people attended the party, including some of our left-leaning family members. Normally we all tolerate each other very well, and political discussions usually end up being fun games were we rib and poke fun at each other. This was not one of those times. Near the end, almost everyone left except the family members who were staying in town. One of them saddles up next to me in a chair and we start catching up. We start talking about my son, who is playing with his tablet in front of us. She tells me - "I can't believe he's still awake! He's so well behaved." I explain to her that him being this quiet is him being tired, and tell her that he only had a 30 minute nap today. "Why?" she asks. Long story short, my wife and child and I went to a gunshow that morning. My son enjoys seeing all the "pew pews" and it was the first show my wife and I had gone to together in almost a year. Well the relative flips out! I wont bother with my responses - since most of you would echo them - but here are few of her notable statements: "You have guns in the house??? With a child??? Please tell me he's never seen them!" "You can't tell me that you want your child to know how to handle a gun! Look how sweet he is, why would you introduce him to a life of evil?" "Don't you understand that you're exposing him to something you have no right to? You're essentially making his choices for him!" "If I were you, I'd turn all your weapons over to the cops. You have no right to have them in the same house as a child!" And the best one, "Please tell me you don't have any assault weapons!" I did the normal, factual, defense - guns are used in fewer crimes than blah blah, it's only an object, etc, etc. By the end of the night, she is BAWLING telling me that I was a poor parent for introducing my child to a life of aggression. At one point she tries to recruit my wife to her side - when she finds out my wife owns two guns and wants more...well...that was the last straw. As she storms to bed, she says with all of her haughty, British accent " Well I hope you two aren't planning on having any more children." Nice. Take also that this is a 60 year old woman who's never had a child.