In one of the neighborhoods where I run, I see a young boy, maybe 10-12 y/o, out in front of his house all the time with a lever action BB gun. He shoots palm trees, stucco walls, I'm pretty sure his mom's car and maybe the neighbors' cats and dogs. Mom is home. I see her come out once in a while talking on her cellphone. Besides the fact that it's against the law to shoot a BB gun in our city limits, this mom is clearly irresponsible.
Not exactly sure where I'm going with this except to say "kudos" to you for taking the responsibility for YOUR kid's weapon safety instruction. You're clearly one less parent I feel the urge to slap silly, like I do this irresponsible mom..
Sgt Lumpy - n0eq