Guest Jim Brady writes: "If you have kids in the house, it is simply a matter of teaching them to respect guns."
It's naive to believe that it's actually that simple. Again, Hyp and I have no children of our own. Our foster daughter, yeah, I would've trusted her with a loaded gun in the house, but I also had no reason to keep a loaded gun in the house.
But most of our friend's kids, I wouldn't trust 'em alone with a loaded SuperSoaker. They pay absolutely no attention, and damned if I can figure out if there's a single thing in the world they take seriously. And the ability to take serious things seriously is kind of a prerequisite to gun safety instruction actually being comprehended, let alone believed and followed.