DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: I have been seeing someone for the past few weeks and things seemed to be going well until I found a gun locked up in his closet when he asked me to get something down from the top shelf. He told me it’s registered, has a gun lock on it, and he has taken firearm safety training.
That’s all good, I suppose, but it still makes me feel uneasy, and I told him I won’t let my three-year-old daughter come over to his place as long as the gun is there.
Am I overreacting? --- DON’T LIKE GUNS
DEAR DON’T LIKE GUNS: For all the precautions your friend appears to be taking to keep the gun safely stowed away, it’s ultimately up to you to do what you believe is in the best interest of your daughter and yourself. If you’re not comfortable spending time with your child at your new friend’s home, why not try finding other places where you can all get to know each other better, and see how things go from there.