Shortest and best anti vs pro conversation.
I was reading Janq's thread.
It reminded me of a past conversation I had with a co-worker during lunch. I've never informed him I carry. He noticed someone else was carrying.
Friend: Something is wrong with how many people in this state have started to carry, they need to do something about it.
Me: Do you think the laws will stop criminals from using firearms?
Friend: It would have to help.
Me: To get the permit in MI you have to pass a back-ground check every three years, I don't think a criminal is going to do that.
Friend: Why not?
Me: Why would they want the police to know what type of firearms they have, allow their finger prints to go on file, and pay the costs to process? Only a person who respects the law is going to do that.
Friend: Plenty of criminals break the law and never get caught. Besides, those gun nuts would carry even if it was against the law.
Me: Then your saying the law will not, hold on. (I laugh) Reminds me, I remember once you would not submit to a drug test, and you and I know why, you had something to hide. All the time you state pot should be made legal, the laws don't stop anyone, how it is none of the government's business, and you will smoke pot whenever you want. The guy with the gun, most likely legal. You on the other hand, your the criminal.
Friend: (smile) You win. Talk about honest but brutal.
I'm willing to bet 50% of all anti-gun types smoke pot. No judgement on pot, just given the situation, was hard to passs up on the opportunity.