I wish (and kindhearted human nature would mostly like to give the benefit of the doubt) that were the case, however read the news from around the world and look how police forces have been dealing with Covid-19 restrictions and or social resistance - NYPD-London/GB-Various US PD's. Check (Google) the number of urban police forces expanding their use of mounted police for crowd control and urban patrols. I also have noted that whenever there is any 911 call stating "gun" the police response - RCMP or Muni-PD are trained to use a protocol which assumes it is real and applies full force until the situation has been neutralized. I speculate (and I give Officers credit that they are trained to do what they are told to do - for the most part) that not following mandated protocol for a "gun" call (even for a Storm Trooper and plastic gun) would result in an officer being officially reprimanded. In other words, using "common sense" would result in a citation and possible punishment for not following protocol. From a PR perspective, someone recording the incident will just reinforce to the public that if you behave like this, then this is how you can expect the police to respond. It is just a new and fast changing world, and you have to admit that 2 months ago who would have believed that the governments would tell or mandate that people stay home and then pay them $2K a month to do so or have Ontario/Quebec police fine people for walking in a park by themselves?