We have guns. I guess that doesn't go along with my liberal, tree-hugging values, but I don't mind them. I actually enjoy shooting at targets for fun, and I have really good memories of learning to shoot with my dad when I was a kid.
However, with a baby and a four year old in the house, gun safety is really important. As it is, we don't keep the gun loaded -- the ammo isn't even inside at the moment -- but I am looking into purchasing a safe for our guns. We only have a couple of them, so we don't need anything huge.
I am thinking of getting an average-sized gun safe anyway. That way, it can hold the guns as well as some of our personal items. Passports, heirloom jewelry, and birth certificates would fit in nicely and be protected from fire and theft inside a gun safe. I hate worrying about losing those kinds of things, and with two kids running around, we misplace a lot of stuff!