Sarah - posted on 06/18/2010 ( 228 moms have responded )
So I know we've debated guns a few times, but there's a specific question I have to those of you that own guns and keep them in your homes.
The main reason a lot of people seem to keep guns in their homes is for protection.
In the same breath though, they say that for the safety of their kids, the guns are locked away. They often say that they are kept unloaded, and the ammunition is kept locked away elsewhere to prevent the kids being able to get hold of them.
So how, in the event of an intruder, are you supposed to get the gun from wherever it's locked safely away, load it, and apprehend the intruder before said intruder robs you or shoots YOU or whatever they have in mind????
If your gun is NOT locked away, and is perhaps loaded then don't you worry about your kids getting hold of it? I know people will say that there's always places to hide it where the kids will never find it, but kids can and do find ways!
Here in the UK, we just don't have the same relationship with guns as say, America, so I guess I've never understood it. If I had my way, ALL guns would be banned.
Your thoughts? On my specific question and guns in general.