But don't think this is some sort of inquisition into the private life of others. It's normal and expected for parents to ask critical questions the first time their child visits, and it doesn't have to be confrontational or judgmental. If you are a responsible parent, you ask about whether prescription medicines are stored locked or out of reach, whether knives are out of reach, or whether the kids will be out of parental supervision at any time. If the caregiver or other parent is driving, you ask about car seats. So, too, you should ask if guns are present. And not just for small children; this goes for homes with teenagers, too.Sometimes I think Baldr is too nice to deal with the gun crowd? Does anyone else get that impression? In his post he goes on to say that if the answer is "no" it's one less thing you have to worry about as a parent. But, what if the answer is "yes?" And, considering some of our recent discussions about privacy, what if the answer is, "none of yer goddamn business?"
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