as far as the toy brandishing ordinance in saint clair goes, i didn't quote the whole section.
"It shall be unlawful for any person to brandish, aim, point, or exhibit to any other person a replica or facsimile of a firearm in such manner as to frighten, threaten, harass, panic or annoy any other person."
so obviously in that case, kids are safe playing cowboys and indians (or some other politically incorrect national pastime, haha) because there is no intent to frighten. IMHO, it would beinappropriate to have kids show up to an open carrygathering with toy guns in holsters. just to be on the safe side and avoid any possible confusion. i could see the media painting somethingas innocent as teaching your kidsin a very different light that what your intention would be. i couldimagine a black and white picture publishedwith a kid holding a toy gun, with a caption like"armed children in the park." the problem would be, if they ran the pic in black and white, you wouldn't be able to see the orange safety tip.
i am all for teaching children about firearms and firearm safety. heck, when i was 7, i asked for a bb gun for my birthday and my dad bought me a marlin .22 little buckaroo. he was against buying me a bb gun because he didn't want me to have something that could be confused as a toy. of course i was only allowed access to my rifle under his direct supervision.
again, just my opinion, with all due respect, warlockmatized.