A very simple set of rules for ALL firearms: 1)Assume ANY firearm you see in your line of sight or otherwise, is ALWAYS loaded. Treat the weapon as such if you are handling it in any capacity. 2)A firearm is NOT a toy, nor is it meant to be used as one. A firearm is a tool. It has its place and it has a function. 3)Never point ANY type of firearm at anyone. Simply put, do not put anything in your sights you are not willing to kill, because that's what a firearm is made to do. 4)A firearm has no brain, neither do the rounds in the magazine or the chamber. Once you fire a round, the round can NOT be taken back for any reason. 5)If you are not comfortable or familiar with a firearm in your hand, you have absolutely no business handling a firearm, for any reason. I showed my son from a young age what firearms are capable of. I took him shooting several times, he was obviously uncomfortable with the loud noise and the thought of what a real firearm can do scares him badly. I don't see anything wrong with this, just a transition in what our kids are exposed to at a young age. My exposure to firearms as a kid was target shooting and deer hunting. My kid's exposure to firearms is watching mass shooting reports on CNN. Who the hell wouldn't be terrified these days with all the mass media coverage? All responsible firearm owners can do is to be vigilant about demonstrating we're not going to shoot up the world and that gun ownership does not equal lunacy. These seemed like simple rules 35 years ago when I was a kid. They still seem like common sense rules for any type of firearm. Not sure what happened along the way that made firearms such a volatile subject.