I have two daughters so toy guns have never really been an issue until recently.
Before i continue I'm from the UK so the population of my geographical location has been indoctrinated over a few generations to believe that regular people should not be allowed to protect themselves.
As a result of this indoctrination we are not legally permitted to carry anything that could be used as a tool for protection. seriously, if you were being mugged and you used a knife to protect your person you be arrested and charged for carrying said tool.
I have not fallen for the propaganda and remain firmly entrenched in my belief that a human being has the right to protect themselves using whatever tools they feel necessary to do the job.
Anyway my girls got toy guns that fire nerfs from their grandparents, and before they had even taken them out of the wrapper i informed them that when using them, they must always be pointed in a 'safe direction'
that safe direction is and always has been the curtain below the window. never at each other, my girls are 3 and 9 and play together all the time.
I'm teaching them in advance how you use tools, that can cause harm to others if abused, in the way they are intended to be used.
Its just common sense. Like you teach your children with real firearms, i will eventually do the same with my daughters.
Not here in the UK of course (even our national shooting teams have to practice outside the UK because of the restrictive nature of firearms legislation in this country) but in the US.
My parents live in Illinois and they have asked me if they can take the kids to the firing range the next time we come over. During our last visit i took the wife for the first time and she loved learning something new. While I'm happy for them to learn how to use a firearm id like to wait until they are at least in double digits and id like them to 'want' to do it. there will be no forcing it on my girls.
Ill simply explain to them that a gun is like any other inanimate object that you don't know how to use the first time you pick it up. you get someone to teach you so the potential for harm from said inanimate object is reduced to as close to zero as possible! Ill then let them decide
good on you for teaching your kids about guns