- Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:13 am
That video is definitely funny but also hits the mark hard with me.
I learned that lesson from a similar, non-sex toy related incident, a few years ago. It was a huge wake-up call for me.
My wife and I do not have children and basically never, or very rarely, had/have children in our house.
When kids are around I always put my weapons in the safe. When they are not, I always have my bedside weapon at the ready.
I thought I was all set with that plan and had nothing to worry about. Then one day I had cause to come home in the middle of my work day for some reason. Thank God for that. It was a serendipitous moment I think.
I walked into my house on a day when there were some strangers in my home. Turns out they were just housekeepers there legitimately. They were newly hired by our good friend who has been our housekeeper forever. She had been a "one person operation" for years but suddenly got busier and had hired some staff to help her without letting us know. This was something I had never thought about or considered before in relation to firearm safety. What I discovered that day was something that I'll never forget.
There were two very young children in my home that day, basically unattended by their mothers who were doing the cleaning. I was already and immediately thinking "oh shit, the gun" as I raced into my bedroom and saw that one child was indeed mere inches from a loaded firearm that I keep at my bedside, headed right for it.
This particular child was far too young to get that weapon into battery I'm sure but I almost vomited right then and there. It was a profound moment in my life. I felt horrible. I hate to think of the potential consequences if that child had been 2 or three years older. "If they can find it they will play with it". The possibilities are horrific.
The take-home message is this: don't ever make any assumptions when it comes to firearms safety in your home. Keep your guns locked up when you are not around or in control of them.
Don't find out the hard way what could possibly happen.
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