How about you zincwarrior. If your kids came up my walk asking to hold my gun, what would be my proper response? Tell them to get out and let it go? Come tell you that the kids have not been trained in proper response to encountering a weapon?
He didn't offer the rifle to the kids. They asked. He's minding his own business on his patch of ground, and your kids (sic) came up asking. Should he inform the parents of that or mind his own business?