BUT making it illegal, however, to have a painted gun, because bright colors are 'reserved' for toys would only encourage the bad guys to do so for the advantage they could gain. Not ALL criminals are stupid!.
Great point! The cases where I've seen BG paint the barrel and front of their firearms orange was due to laws requiring "toy guns" be painted in such a way. The LEO obviously were able to react properly and apprehend the BG. Let's give our LEO a little more credit and hope that they are in fact properly trained to react to ANY threat while on the job.
Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg, BG can expand their creativity.