Well, I'll be an odd ball.
The only thing that rivals my son's toy gun collection in number around here is my DH's real gun collection. DS1 has a shotgun that he hunts "House Moose" with, a pistol that he tucks in his waistband when he plays cops, several water guns, a nerf gun, a disc gun, the gun that came with is duck hunter game, a gun that came filled with bubble gum that my mom gave him....yeah I think that about covers it. We've used them as a tool to start teaching gun safety and respect, he's asked a lot of questions about them that we've been thrilled to answer. Around here, unless I plan on going on every.single.playdate.he.ever.has. he's going to come across a toy gun, and frankly, I don't see the point in sheltering my child from reality. Guns exist, they are great tools, they can be a form of recreation, and they are deadly in the wrong hands. I would rather teach my children this than make them afraid of guns or ignore the issue all together.