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Bill the Splut
02:14 AM ET (US)
Yeah, neither do I.

It took them a year to even notice and I was released on a non-surety bond.

Why do you all think I'm going to jail?! Is it from experience, because this has happened to you?
If it has, give me REAL advice. If it hasn't...panic somewhere else please.
10:02 PM ET (US)
Sorry for the lack of reassurance, but I concur heartily with Zef. I DON'T WANT YOU GOING TO PRISON DAMMIT.
Bill the Splut
03:02 AM ET (US)
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ZefielPerson was signed in when posted
06:02 PM ET (US)
I'm sure the cops are making themselves look as nice and affable as possible to bring your defense down, I still wouldn't trust them. From everything I've read, for whatever unfounded reason sawn off shotguns are seen as terrible destruction devices and punished super harshly, I doubt they will take it just as a book keeping issue, even with your being white and all they will want a big fine or some jail time and both options would be terrible. Please please please I don't know (I doubt it, honestly) if lawyers can give you something like a 'free consultation' but really ask one because from everything I've read this is not something that they will let go lightly of and you really really need to have a lawyer heading into it
Bill the Splut
12:45 AM ET (US)
WOW, just let me apologize to all of you. I'm supposed to get automatic email reminders of when people comment, but somehow that got turned off. Probably by Byron stomping on the keyboard. So I thought no one had said anything here.

Zef: It is not remotely 18 inches, it was right down to the handgrip. I also cut the stock down to as small as possible. It fit in my mouth better. They're also not, IMO, throwing the book at me. I surrendered the gun as well as myself voluntarily. The fact that they waited a year, and the booking cop's lack of urgency and hostility, makes me at least hope that this will be a formality. I was told "We just want to clear this off the books," so it may just be more a bookkeeping issue than some Threat to Public Safety. As to them screwing me: I'M WHITE, so no. The screwing would've begun with them storming my house and ended with fucking killing me 5 minutes later.

Lils: I get a public defender when I get there. I'd rather the gummint went hard on gun owners than easy.

Fal, re horror tootsies: **barf**
12:15 PM ET (US)
Sorry to hear about that man. Glad it wasn't any worse for you.
ZefielPerson was signed in when posted
09:09 PM ET (US)
Bill, I’ve been thinking and reading, and since it’s been a whole year, could it be that the police knows your shotgun is still within the legal limits, but they’re trying to screw with you? If the barrel is still 18 inches at least it doesn’t qualify under the illegal definition of sawed-off shotgun, sawing isn’t the issue, the length is... I noticed the addition of the paragraph about the Thompsons, so you possibly already know all of this, but yeah, please get legal counsel, even if it sucks to pay a lawyer it is better than letting cops win or worse, take you away
10:21 PM ET (US)
Holy shit, Bill. Is this a Liberal Connecticut Thing? I mean, WTF? >:(

Your court date is on my birthday. The present I'm asking for this year is for these bullshit charges to be dropped.


PS: David says you should NOT show up without a lawyer. You should be able to find one who will accept payments if you can't afford one outright.
Edited 09-07-2020 10:22 PM
ZefielPerson was signed in when posted
08:35 PM ET (US)
It makes my blood boil how much of a gun worship culture you have over there, and how easy it is to get all sorts of stuff (over here we're not allowed to have semi autos, or anything over a certain, weak caliber) and yet they're throwing the book at you. I'm not joking or anything, it legit makes me furious.
07:23 PM ET (US)
Chicken feet/paws make great soup. Also popular during dim sum, I think braised in oyster sauce and five spice? Also have had stir-fried with hot pepper sauce in Korea.
11:47 AM ET (US)
Re: Chicken feet surplus, that's odd because I don't think your town has a very high percentage of hispanic population?

01:06 AM ET (US)
Haha yeah, I was the riiiight demographic age when RoTJ came out, I'm told I would watch all 3 movies back to back, and it took me the longest time, probably until I was 14 and starting to read Bill's page, that I started to realize that not everyone was ok with Ewoks, and that some people straight up hated them! Maybe that's why I like Porgs now.
12:44 PM ET (US)
Good to hear from you Bill.

Yeah re: Star Wars, I think it's "the whole new trilogy was just an alternative time line" and the Emperor has some magic mirrory time line bullshit (and mentions the mirrors in some of the new movies, the self-exploration stuff echoing Luke seeing his own face under Vader's mask in the Degobah Tree)

I agree I wish they had let Rian Johnson continue it - his refutation of the fan-boy-ism of the first postquel was a lot more interesting than J J Abrams refutation of the refutation.

But mostly I hate all the whiney, self-aggrandizing hate of the new movies. Like, I'm a huge RotJ because of all the spaceships, but if I was a bit older and more aware wouldn't I think Ewoks were like the dumbest thing ever? People tend to love the Star Wars that hit when they're 10 and be suspicious of anything coming after.
10:12 AM ET (US)
Your date for the new entry is 7/20. You have no idea how much that confused me, first thing here in the morning. Have I traveled back in time? Has Bill? How do we get him back?

InExOb callbacks kill me. Karen the Crab Girl!! Bless you, my son.

Thanks to the new meds making me cry all the time, the 'steamed hams' video did just that. I kept thinking about how much work must've went into it, and what a great song that is, and...waterworks. But that was awesome. Thanks so much for passing it along. ❤
01:41 AM ET (US)
I haven't read the link yet but to what point in the timeline would you 'reset' SW to? to make the prequels never happen? the newest sequels? Let's just pretend TLJ never happened and let Rian Johnson take another whack at it!
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