Yesterday afternoon, I was busy chopping up some wood in the garden and, after the obligatory 5 minutes of effort, poked my head around the patio door to demand a cuppa. I saw my 9-year old, watching the TV, with his new Nerf gun (fires soft plastic rounds) placed against temple. I went ape and told him not to be so silly. He then said it was OK because he had the magazine in the other hand. I then went to Teddy Bear State Red and gave him a lecture on never trusting a weapon to be unloaded. My wife joined in with the true story of a friend's neighbour whose teenage son was messing around with the shotgun he used for rabbits and, thinking it was unloaded, pulled the trigger. We know about it because one of our friend's sons was there at the time and now knows what somebody else's brain looks like. However, my 9-yr old was clearly thinking "it's only a toy". My view is that of always training to do the right thing so it becomes habit when the pressure is on, toy gun or not. Am I just a humourless curmudgeon with no sense of proportion? Or do good drills start at home? Or ...?