Originally Posted by BigRedChief
So, you are advocating leaving guns in the house readily available to children?
If they aren't batshit crazy AND if they have been trained in the gun's use and safety techniques. I first fired a gun at age 7. Within a couple of years I regularly carried a rifle and roamed the fields alone and unsupervised. I was around loaded guns all my life growing up. My dad kept a loaded .357 in a holster on a gun belt hanging over the back of his chair in the gun room.
Number of grade-school age friends killed - zero.