Guns for hunting or target shooting: Fine. When not in use, keep 'em
locked up and unloaded. If you can't do that or handle them safely,
you should not be allowed to own them.
Teaching kids gun safety: Good idea, even if you don't have any guns.
Keeping guns for "protection": Unless you're a criminal or live in a
particularly bad neighborhood, you're just increasing your chances of
injury or death. As pointed out, if you have a gun for protection,
it's just about useless if it's locked up or unloaded, so chances are
it will be loaded and not locked up. Sure, there will be cases where
a gun will protect you, but it's statistically more likely to have the
opposite effect - so you're better off without it, particularly if you
have kids - despite all of your anecdotal tales of having been around
guns since you were in the womb. It's true that if you do keep a gun
for protection, the chances are very slim that it will be the
implement of an accidental injury - but the chances are even slimmer
that you will be injured by an intruder.
The way the original post was worded seems like it was just troll bait
and not a valid question. And some of the responders seem like
trolls. I hope the trolls are having fun.