Your cop friend brings up a valid point.
You and I see it as custom decoration,but in the eyes of the prosecution
its one more thing to add to the "Evil Black Gun" thing.
Because they are greatly convinced a firearm has an uncontrollable mind and
personality of its own.
Thats one of the biggest reason I avoid the crimson trace laser grips.
The uneducated are convinced that the bullet is gonna follow a beam of light
like a guided missile.