OK, I'm sure I will catch some flak for this and rightly so, wanted to share a quick story that I've been thinking about today and hopefully other members will learn from my carelessness. We were up in LG yesterday with some friends (who are gun friendly) and needed to leave the house in a hurry. Went upstairs to get my pistol out of the lockbox and holstered it (loaded) but was not wearing the holster and brought some other bags downstairs. Friends were outside standing next to my truck waiting for me to come downstairs. My 6 y/o was playing in the back yard. I put the bags and my holstered gun on the tailgate of my pickup and said goodby to our friends. They left. Went around back to lock my garage and as soon as I got out back thought to myself I should not have left the gun on the tailgate. Less than a minute went by and sure enough my 6 y/o is by my pickup with his hands crossed staring at the gun. I walked calmly up to him and said "you never touch a gun right, its loaded and very dangerous". He said "I know dad" paused and said "can you unload it and show it to me?". I said of course and showed him how to unload the gun, check to make sure there was no round in the chamber and showed him the gun. All the while kicking myself for leaving the gun unattended. (The house is in a very private area and there was practically zero chance anybody else but my boy would have seen the gun while I was away. Still a valuable lesson learned for me and some new points earned for my son in dad's mind. Same mistake won't happen again.