Just got back from the local range. Very pround of my daughter. She fired the S&W M&P 15 grouping all shots in the "kill "Zone. fired my Tarus M651 Snub nose revolver using 38SPL +P loads with no issues...even got comments from some of the guys on the range about how they would not wanna be the guy sneaking around the house at night. I admit I was a little worried about recoil with the Snub nose, but she said the first shot shocked her, "she was not expecting the fireball at the muzzle" but after that first shot she was just fine hitting center mass.
I highly suggest that if you have children you teach them weapons safety and take them shooting. It makes a great day with your kids. It also gives you the piece of mind that they understand the weapons are not toys and there will be none of the sneaking around curiosity because you take the time to properly train your kids and do not make the weapons "Taboo".