We’ve never had The Gun Conversation with our kids.
Not because we don’t have strong feelings about guns. (We do.) Not because we don’t think it is important for our kids to know what to do if they see a gun, loaded or unloaded, in someone’s hand or not. (We definitely do.) Not because we think they are too young or too delicate to encounter the realities of what guns can do and have done. (They aren’t too young to be shot.)
We’ve never had The Gun Conversation with our kids because we didn’t quite realize that we had to.