In the FIRST place, there is no way I am going to sit in my yard cleaning a gun in public view. There are just too many Liberal Trained Ninnys who will freak out and too many crooks who would mark me for theft.
Some of us did it all the time. I live next to the corner, so when I'm on my deck at the table, I can be seen by anyone that passes the neighbor's side. Didn't bother me, they would have to stop and stare for a while to figure out what I was doing. And if anybody freaked out, I really couldn't care less. The NDN's kid would generally see me and come over to watch, but never asked to handle any guns. Now he has kids of his own and probably teaches them about guns. Now though, when I move out of here, I'll have a decent garage in which to do these things.