CORRECTION: Original report stated Texas. Actual experiment took place in Iowa.
An experiment held in Iowa by police officers and parents had some interesting findings.
Police put a fake gun which could not be fired in a room and then let eight children into the room. It took a child just 15 seconds to find the gun. With parents and law enforcement watching, the children were passing the fake weapon around, aiming it and attempting to shoot it.
While the result might not be surprising to most, the children who didn't touch the weapon were children whose families have guns inside the home and have explained the dangers and responsibilities of guns.