I hope no LEO would ever be told to "holster" because you saw red paint on the nose of a gun."Might cause a GG to let his guard down."
"The deception would be especially troublesome if the BG was no longer pointing it anywhere, acting as if it were a toy".
My point was the possibility that any GG would hesitate out of concern, trying to not shoot a simply stupid yute. Image a 13 yr. old, who you think of as a kid who watched too many gangsta videos, but who might be a young slave of MS13, taught to act innocent and nonchalant, not pointing the weapon, until a split second later, all your future dinner engagements at home are cancelled.