Got my first BB gun at 6, summer between first and second grade. Still remember all the rules my daddy taught me. Somehow managed to raise 3 children to adults with 5 guns in the house without any of them ever getting shot. Maybe my children and I just got lucky, maybe my guns were always unloaded and locked up except when we were att he range or in the field using them.
NO reason honest, law-abiding responsible adults should be denied the right to own firearms just because of your irrational fear.