My dad never used a gun safe. My brother and I are both still alive. We were taught to respect other people stuff and firearms safety from a very early age. We knew that guns were dangerous and how to use them correctly from age 5 or 6.
If you've got kids, don't try to "hide" it. They'll find it.
Education is the right way to go, but a 12 to 14 year old can find it really hard not to "show off" for his buddies.
Either keep it in hand, in sight or lock it up.
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
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Having loaded firearms around with small children in the house is just asking for something bad to happen.
If you must has a handgun out of the main safe get the mini safe with operates on pushing buttons with your fingers. Get a cheap table and mount it to the bottom or on the top. that way it can not be stolen to be opened later.