Yes you can speak on behalf of your children. But don't assume that other children or parents have the same safe attitude to firearms that you have.
Back in the day.....having a loaded firearm in an accesable location was very common.
My .30/30 was on the wall (5 feet or so high)- out of reach of "small" children.
Sticking a loaded pistol on top of a bookshelf or dresser was also common.
Heck, back when I was a kid, just setting foot in a parents bedroom w/out them there was such a forbidden act it was unheard of.
A loaded gun atop a dresser in a parents bedroom was as secure as it would have been locked away in Ft. Knox.
Why? It had nothing to do with "gun control" or "common sense".
It was all about, as Aretha sang - R_E_S_P_E_C_T.
Kids respected their parents,,,,no,,,,kids respected EVERYBODY's parents.
Somewhere along the way - that concept became infected with a contagious disese. It's not dead yet - but - it's going under at an alarming rate.
Where I'm not clear is this:
"At no stage did i say there should be further gun control in America"
is what you siad.
But earlier you said:
"What makes you think they will prevent further controls"
I'm reading the second statement as you saying that further controls are inevitable.
Then coming back and saying that you didn't say there would be further controls.
I'm a bit confused here as to exactly what it is you're trying to convey.