Why not? Toys should be easily identifiable. Some now have only a small removable barrel cap. If my son got killed over this; it would be the most horrible thing imaginable. I have taken all his 'toy' guns and used painters masking tape and use Dodge orange engine paint and painted the entire 3-4" of the weapon; slide, frame, barrel and all. Still looks cool but is easily recognized as a toy and kids can't change it. Initially my son was opposed. I began to bring his attention to all the accidential incidents and now when he gets a new toy gun he brings it to me to ask me to paint it for his protection. Also, if all the kids playing have the same '3-1/2" orange tip' no one has an advantage in the game. All his friends have asked me for this too and now 5he kids themselves made it a requirement of playing 'capture the flag', 'war', or whatever they call it. Once they understand; they want this protection. "From the mouths of babes!"