Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:10 PM

My afternoon entertainment at work today has been

listening to a relatively new American citizen from Russia trying to reason with two of our NRA-loving, gun-toting, Rush-spouting cubby mates.

NewAC: ... but the laws are there to protect us. Lawfully bought guns are finding their way into the hands of people who use them to kill people. There needs to be some regulation that is enforced nationwide.

NRA1: You know, nobody has ever been killed by legally owned guns. Drs. kill thousands of people a year and they aren't regulated like they want to regulate guns.

NRA2: That's why this is a free country.

NRA1: Yup, you're free to agree with me or I'll shoot you. Sounds like a plan to me.

NewAC: I came from a country whose govt believed that. Thankfully not all the people here feel like you do or America would be no better than Russia.

NRA1 and 2 changed the subject to the stock market.

These convos are a daily occurrence, but this is the first time I've heard my Russian friend speak up to them. I think even he's getting tired of hearing it.