I included the CDC information to point out there are a lot of things those of us who don’t have kids in the home have that are far more hazardous than the gun. Of course, I think you are right to be concerned about safety of your kids anywhere they go.
I want to tell you a story that’s completely unrelated to guns but involved the death of a you child. About 20 years ago, a work colleague was at home with his kids. The kids were playing in the yard and after a while, my colleague went to check on them. Found one by not the other. There was a frantic search and he could not find his son. The police were called and within an hour or so, they found him in a cooler. He’d climbed in while playing hide and seek; the lid closed and he was trapped.
This story has troubled me for a long time. Not because mom and dad were irresponsible, far from it. They were great parents and this was a terrible, terrible tragedy. It’s also made me aware that there are many things kids can get involved with that can hurt them. Things I take for granted and I’m sure many others do as well.
So if you ask about anything concerning kid safety, I’d expect you to be given a reasonable answer.