A lapse in Kansas law was discovered this January by a single dad named Theodore Redick. After his 6 year old son came back from a visit to his mother's home, he told his father that he had seen a gun on his mother's dresser. When Mr. Redick called the police to report the situation, they told him that it was not illegal to have a firearm around or within access of a child.
Because of this, he is testifying in support of Kansas SB 222, a measure that would make it a crime for any person, not just a parent or guardian, to "recklessly expose children to dangerous weapons such as a loaded firearm."
Read more about Mr. Redick's story and SB 222 HERE.