My wife spent a large portion of her childhood in Toronto and her parents still live there. Due to this fact we fly up that way several times a year. Spending most of our time north of Toronto at her parents cottage. This year however, my wife had a reunion in Toronto and she wanted to attend. So we headed up north and spent the week in Toronto. We spent most of the time catching up with old friends of hers that she hasn't seen or spoken to in quite some time. (about this time you are probably wondering what the heck is his point?)
Point being that over the course of a week and meeting approximately 20 or so new people. Every single one of them asked me the same questions - How many guns do you own? Why do you own guns? Why are you Americans so fascinated by guns? Don't you know the world would be a better place without guns? Don't you know a mugger will just go away if you just give them what they want?
Overwhelmingly, they all hated guns vehemently. With every single one of them I went through my usual talking points of why guns are not inherently evil and howthey are merely tools. How concealed carry laws in each state did not turn those states into the wild west. How law abiding citizens have a right to defend themselves and their families. They were having none of it. Not even the slightest "well maybe you have a point". It is probably one of the greatest jobs of brainwashing I have ever witnessed first hand. It was by far one of the most surreal experiences I have ever had.
Has anyone else ever been in this situation?