There are people born and raised in the United States who confuse the civil war with the revolutionary war.
If there were no licenses, there would be just as many accidents. A license doesn't prevent one from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Here in the US, a license for anything is a revenue generator, it's not a teaching tool.
My children were not permitted to enter the room where I kept firearms without my permission. You have to teach your children, and when they are old enough, you teach them about guns and gun safety. If I'm going to keep my gun under my pillow or in the nightstand, why would I need a gun safe?
Our founding fathers didn't trust government, we come by our distrust naturally. The second amendment was written into the Constitution not for self protection and hunting, it was a safeguard against a tyrannical government. They understood men aren't angels. If you haven't already, read our Declaration of Independence:
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
The 2nd amendment:
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Myself and many others are in good company.