well, actually, it was an illegal weapon as well, i had sawed off my shottie and pistol gripped it and it was 1 1/2 inches shy of the then recently changed length (14' to 18" as a result of patriot act)
its always a size issue with these bastards...
and it was intact, in it's entirety.
i also brought with me an old Luger in 98, a 22 with a scope in 97', a 22 in 96'
and of course, the ill-fated 2002, where i learnt my lesson in 60 days, via the Lovelock Involuntary Work Spa and Hostile Hostel.
(actually....hats off to the Pershing County Sherriff, Ron Skinner, and his Staff at the Pershing County Jail, They Treated me with Dignity and Respect, as i did Them.)
"bigger isnt better, better is better"™........Trilobyte 2013