Just my view on children being around guns.
I do not allow toy guns in my house (only real ones), i have a whole room for toys and you wont find a gun in their(blaster, bazooka, nerf, doesn't matter)
children in my house including nephews and nieces know that they are to treat ANY GUN, including toy, bb, water, as if it is a real gun.
You point a gun at something you intend to kill or shoot, not play.
I think its important to treat every gun as a real gun so there is no grey area, i was tought at 5 years old that a bb gun is to be treated just like my dads 30-30, needed to be cleaned, and taken care of. never pointed at a person, house, or anything i did not intend to kill.
when you get yelled at for holding a bb gun wrong its easy to see how dangerous guns are.
once i mastered the BB gun and my dad thought i handled it just like i should a .22, i was gifted a .22 at christmas.
* all guns growing up including BB were locked in a gun safe and treated as a lethal weapon.
* all guns in my current house are locked in a gun safe (including the BB gun) while there are any children in the house that could possibly have access to them, other wise there is a loaded .45 (loaded clip in, nothing in the chamber) in my bed side desk with an extra clip.