Gun proof your children. I was told exactly why I wasn't to go into a specific dresser drawer, and never did. Afaik my mom did keep her pistol with a string-type action lock through the magwell, and a trigger lock, and never actually had ammo (she had been done with shooting sports for a few years), and I just knew not to touch it. Although like most good families I was taught safe handling, rules, avoiding guns (like if found on the street), and I was also allowed to use them in the proper environment. It's all about education.