We recently had an experience where one of our kids was in a home of a friends where there was a gun left out that we didn't even know was in the home! Now nothing happened, Kevin and I have in the pass talked about gun safety with the boys...But after this had happened Kevin and his buddy Jason took the boys hiking and shooting!
With all the accidents happening with children and guns being carelessly left out and our own experience we had Jason do a big gun safety lesson with the boys!
So not only did they learn gun safety they were also able to see what really happens when a gun is fired. This is great if they are ever in a home again where a gun is found, it helps to take the curiosity out of it for children and replace it with the knowledge that is is a dangerous thing and not a toy! So many accidents happen with guns and kids because #1 the parents are careless and #2 kids are curious.
On their outing Andrew was even able to earn his Cub Scout hiking belt loop and pass of some requirements in his Bear book!
Now don't get me wrong, I'm am all about our Constitutional rights to Bear Arms...but I believe that if you do then be responsible with your gun! And parents you don't have to take your kids shooting to teach them gun safety...but make sure you are talking with your kids on what happens if they are ever in home where there is a gun it is so important!