Well, we could just abort them all and not have to worry, that's REAL progressive... Really, We had guns in our house and until I was old enough to understand "don't touch" they were locked up... once I showed enough intelligence to understand i could hurt myself or others they were brought out and I was instructed on what and how, just like my baseball bat, bicycle, automobile, etc.... It's the society, not the guns!
Lets keep the kids ignorant, so they think guns are toys. Lets not have them know what to do when they find a gun, do not tell them to notify an adult, or leave the area when they find a gun. Never take a child to a shooting range so they can see what happens with a gun when you pull the trigger, and why it is important to keep toy guns as well as real guns pointed away from another person. . Lets keep the kids as stupid as those teachers who think paper cutouts are guns, and are opposed to armed protection for innocent children while they are in school.
You must be very young or very sheltered. Most of us in the midwest grew up with guns. At a young age we learned about hunting and safety. We were taught that they were not a toy and it took the fascination out of guns and the desire to play with them. Safety was a prioity. My kids were raised the same way. You appear to have never taken shooting and safety lessons. Try it, you might like it.