I have a gun, my partner has a gun. We both know how to shoot accurately (it's a good stress reliever to go to the range, lol). We shoot targets - not animals, for the record!
However, I am against kids playing with toy guns. Guns are serious weapons. I don't think they should be made into toys. I knew how to handle a gun, on the range, from age 5 onwards. I was mature, and was always surpervised. I didn't know where the guns were kept at home or where the bullets were. When I turned 18, they showed me the safe, built behind a wall, no less.
I plan on raising my (as yet unconceived child) in this way too. Definitely no weapons as toys - real or imaginary. In terms of other kids, well, we're going to home school while traveling. We're hoping for a recluse like us.
I honestly can not understand why weapons have been made into toys for kids. I think this is so inappropriate. And I think it's dangerous, i.e. god forbid a child found a real gun and played with it as a toy. It happens, unfortunately. Everyone around us with kids has guns, swords, lethal knives, grenades, etc., as TOYS. To me, this is a little sick. But, then again, I was raised with a healthy respect and fear of how dangerous real weapons could be and that, in no way, shape, or form were they toys.