The cricket looks like a jr rifle, clearly it is not a toy gun. Toy guns have been made to look like real guns for DECADES. And in those decades there was not a rash of shootings, heck the toy guns did not even have the famous orange tip. Two factors were involved, lack of supervision, and chance/fate. It had NOTHING to do with the design of the gun.
We learned as children gun safety with BB guns, then graduated to rifles and shotguns at a fairly young age. It is up to each parent to decide how to present gun safety to their child.
NOT some progressive on a internet site.