I agree that sex ed and gun safety should be taught early in schools. But, regarding your later comments, nostalgia is no basis for policy.
That said, you are certainly correct that we, as gun owners and enthusiasts (and bigly, NRA), have failed to keep the interest in firearms broad and inclusive. Yes, the only real natural predator of deer is the human hunter. Hunting and sport ownership need to be highlighted. We need a bit of a culture shift. If you're talking about taking arms against the government, I don't see a 2A protection for that threat of violence (maybe 1A but I doubt it). Neither does most of America.
The NM safe storage bill passed and signed on 14 March, https://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/23 Regular/final/HB0009.pdf
, has exceptions absolving gun owners:
"A person does not violate Subsection A or B of
this section if a minor obtains a firearm:
(1) that was either kept in a locked
container and was securely stored or kept in a location that
a reasonable person would believe to be secure when obtained
by a minor;
(2) that was carried on the person or within
the person's immediate control;
(3) that was locked with a firearm safety
device that rendered the firearm inoperable;
(4) in the course of self-defense or defense
of another person;
(5) by illegal entry to the person's
(6) with the authorization of the minor's
parent or guardian for lawful hunting, lawful recreational
use or any other lawful purpose. "