You really keep 4 or 5 loaded weapons "laying around" at every door & window with a child in the house? To each his own I guess.
When I'm home, yep. My kids are both teens and accomplished shooters/hunters already though and have their own guns. They are both far more gun safety conscious than most adults I know, but they were raised around guns and have been shooting all of their lives.
It's a different life when you live an hour from the nearest cop, people tend to be a bit more self reliant.
The community is different as well. We all know each other's vehicles and such, If I'm not home and one of my neighbor hears my dogs going berserk, he grabs his rifle and checks it out, I do the same for them. In fact, if we could just get some control over the border, we would all leave our doors unlocked as other than illegals, we have no crime out where I live.