A friend forwarded the Dear Prudie advice column to me today because there was a gun question asked. Sent in by a law student who found a gun in a file cabinet at work the question was basically "OMG! Gun! What should I do?"
The response from Prudie was as expected (OMG! Danger! Tell someone!), along with some snark about the boss planning to reduce the number of lawyers, and there were a couple of other responses from, I guess, readers in the column, none of whom seemed at all familiar with guns.
So what would be the best way to answer that question from someone who had previously had no exposure to guns?