Okay so I realized something in my multiple viewings of the Avengers. These are the plans for everyone’s floor at The Avengers tower and really, if they're in order of what floor they are going to be on it shows how well Tony pays attention to everyone.
Captain America's a little worried about this Mandarin business, but the rest of the Avengers seem pretty chill. (Check out the gif on clickthrough where Cap asks why Thor's a cardboard cutout.) "Terrorists are bad for my blood pressure.
Because I don't think Cap would actually aim a gun at anyone in public so they'll settle on laser pointer, cause Steve thought "who can tell the difference right?" Plus they won't have the cash to buy that kind of gun anyways so, Hello laser pointer!