I think the main reason cops are a little "gun shy" is because
1 they dont want to get shot
2 it is there job to keep other people from getting shot
We have to remember that for most of us we get to run away when someone is in the public with a gun. not the cops. they are going the other direction. they are not paid to turn a blind eye to it.
So we have to keep in mind that the police are drawn to guns in the public and they could also ruin your day. maybe not the week but the day
"and he lay with her in an unnatural way"