Many people think that if you have kids in the home you simply need to keep your guns locked up. Well, that will work to a certain extent, but if you are going to keep a gun in the home you also need to make sure that your kids are educated in gun safety.
Just because they don’t have access to your gun doesn’t mean they won’t be curious.
There may be situations where your kids are able to gain access to the safe for some odd reason, due to error on your part or even just persistence on their part.
If this does happen, you want to know that your kids know how to safely handle a gun. They should know about using the safety. They should know how to hold a gun. They should know that they should never point a gun at anybody, ever. Stuff like that.
Make sure your kids are educated about gun safety, and you will be able to go through daily life knowing that they know how to handle the most dangerous weapons available in our society.
Part of gun safety education for kids is helping to rid kids of typical curiosities. If kids are interested or intrigued by something, they will try to play around with something. So if you can take the mystery out of guns, they may not be as susceptible to playing around with them.
Don’t treat guns like something that they should not know about. Treat guns like you would any other power tool in your home. Show kids how guns are used and how to safely handle them, make them understand the power of a gun. They will have a lot more respect for what gun can do and they won’t be intrigued by the mystery of “what’s in the gun safe?”.