Pit nutter doesn't want to subject his gripper to the indignities of the mandatory muzzle, so he paints a muzzle on the dog in hopes of convincing others he is in compliance. Only one problem. A painted muzzle doesn't actually prevent America's dog from biting. But hey, it is all about appearances for the owners of America's dog.
Breed specific legislation is NOT a new idea.
The Washington Herald, July 15, 1911
ps The ATTS should include split skirts and dock trousers in their walk in the park temperament test.