|Individuals on both sides of the Second Amendment debate will agree on the importance of protecting children from accidental death or serious injury.
For some reason the anti-gun side desires to treat firearms differently than all other potential dangers in society.
According to the National Safety Council, accidents resulting in child mortality occur in association with firearms at a lower rate than those caused by many other sources. Some of these other sources include: matches, swimming pools, cleaning fluids, and bicycles.
Without exception we, as a society, educate adults with suggestions on how to prevent improper access / use of dangerous items by children.
Without exception we, as a society, educate children on how and why to avoid such dangerous items if they should come upon them at a time when not under direct supervision of a responsible caretaker.
For some reason the anti-gun side desires to treat firearms differently than all other potential dangers in society. They believe this one category of potential danger should be restricted and/or removed from the possession of all law-abiding citizens (All guns are already banned from felons, known drug users, and several other categories of individuals).
At the same time the anti-gun faction often opposes educating children on how to behave safely if in the presence of firearms. The most successful safety program of all is often protested and resisted merely because it was developed by the NRA.
Since 1988 over ten million children have been taught the NRA's "Eddie Eagle" gun safety program. This program makes no moral judgement on firearms or their ownership. It merely stresses the following: "Stop. Don't Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult."