No Malice, you are absolutely right. I was guilty, I'm simply stating that rather than try me they found it more expedient to prosecute the pistol. And it worked--or scared my attorney bad enough to plea it out.
In 1979 I was a bill collector for the UW Hospital in Madison Wisconsin working in the WARF Building. Tension was brewing in bike circles. In fact, one of our members, Lenny Stone, was shot and killed during this time. At the age of 28 I took the law into my own hands and decided to carry. I got ratted out by the jealous ex-boy friend of a woman I dated.
They could have stated, "It's a gun, he's guilty." That's not what happened.