Tomy Tutor? Re: It's been a hell of a week!, er WEEKS, MONTHS! VERY OT

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 16:12:21 2005

   OH yeah, I forgot. I picked up a Tomy Tutor on Tuesday too. Can anyone
tell me anything about them. I've heard of them but I've never seen one


At 02:22 PM 2/3/05 -0500, you wrote:
>Hey All,
> You've probably notices that I haven't been around much lately and I'm
>WAY behind of answering E-mail, phone calls, shipping stuff, etc etc etc.
>Now I can tell you why.
> A close friend's home was raided by the local sheriff's department and
>ATF late last year and he was arrested for "possesion of SIXTEEN
>unregistered machine guns". At least, that's what the ATF told the local
>news people. I've been working closely with him ever since to help defend
>him and I'm trilled to report that we went to court last Monday (Jan 31)
>and successfully beat the ATF 3 to zip in the Orlando Federal Court! And
>I'm PROUD to stay that I provided a lot of the arguments and evidence that
>was used in the case. It's a LONG story but I'll try to keep it short.
>Basicly, the ATF took 16 guns from him and told everyone that he had 16
>unregisteded machine guns. They charged him with possesion of two MGs. Then
>later changed it to 2 machine guns, a short barreled rifle and a "any other
>weapon" (AOW) for possesion of a small pistol and a wallet shaped holster.
>The SB rifle charge was based on them finding a legal semi-automatic pistol
>and loose stock in his home. ATF claimed that the stock fit the pistol and
>that the combination constituted a SB rifle even if they were not connected
>together. Later the ATF dropped one MG charge then later dropped the other.
>I started getting involved full time a few weeks ago. The first time that I
>meet his lawyer, he said that ATF claimed that one semi-auto pistol that
>they found was a machine gun (in addition to the SB rifle and AOW) and
>offered a not-too-attrative plea bargain and the lawyer was recommending
>that he take it. After much argument I was able to convince him that that
>was physically impossible that the gun in question was a MG and he went
>back and disputed the ATF's claim so that dropped that claim but still
>claimed that it was a SB rifle. They offered a "better" plea but my fiend
>still refused to accept it. The NEXT day (Thursday), the judge himself
>called a meeting and clearly indicated that he would only give my friend
>probation if he agreed to the plea bargain. Again my friend refused so
>trial was set for the following Monday. WE WERE GIVEN LESS THAN A WEEK TO
>PREPARE! At the same meeting, ATF finally agreed to let us examine the guns
>in question the next morning (Friday). I was supposed to go examine them
>but at the last moment the ATF allowed only my friend and his lawyer to see
>them. The guns were sealed and they were not allowed to disassemble them or
>to even pick them up. However without the ATF's and procescuter's
>knowledge, I had managed to locate an identical gun and build an air tight
>argument about why a stock could NOT be mounted the way that ATF claimed. I
>also found that the definition of "any other weapon" in the NFA specificly
>excluded "derrigners and pistols with rifled bores". One the day of trial,
>we used both arguments to successfully beat the ATF. However the ATF then
>brought a third charge that was not in any indictment and had not been
>presented at any of the several arrainments. They now claimed that
>posssesion of a screw on fake barrel that was also found in his home and
>the same pistol constituted an "any other weapon" becuase it now had two
>grips!!! . However we had been all over the "AOW" definition in the NFA
>because of the pistol/wallet holster and it clearly doesn't say anything
>about two-handled pistols so we were able to beat that one as well. We were
>able to present our arguments in about one hour and the jury deliberated
>for an hour and a half and found him innocent of all charges!!! I'm sure
>many of you have noticed by now that I'm a staunch supporter of the 2nd
>Amendment and I'm PROUD to have helped in this case. I've been ignoring
>everything else and been working 15 hours a day preparing for this trial
>and I'm happy to be able to say we soundly whipped them!
> BUT WAIT! It's not over! That was only Monday.
> Monday night we were out celebrating and I got a call from an ex
>coworker. It turns out that due to illness and old age that he and his wife
>were moving out of their house and moving into an assisted living facility
>and he had to get rid of a LOT of stuff. This guy is a serious computer
>buff and he worked outside of Boston in the mid '70s and bought a lot of
>the early computers. This is the guy that I got one of my Altairs and it's
>disk drive from. I also bought my National Semiconductor Pacer and the
>Alpha Micro 100 computers from him. I was at his house early the next
>morning and here's what I got:
> (1) three complete Apple Lisas with Profile hard drives.
> (2) Guts for another Lisa.
> (3) Ohio Scientific Challanger in a travel case
> (4) SWTPC 6800 that looks absolutely brand new.
> (5) A large box of disk for the DEC Minc computer (he used to use one at
> (6) Several early Apple Macintoshs including a Color Classic.
> (7) Another Zenith MiniSport computer with the 2 inch cloppy drive. with
> (8) Some original GI issue parts for the Inland M1 Carbine.
> (9) Piles of SW and docs.
> Went back yesterday (Wednesday) and got:
> (1) complete packages of LisaCalc, LisaWrite and LisaGraph for the Apple
> (2) Commodore Pet with chicklet keyboard and cassette drive
> (3) Box of original tapes for the Pet.
> (4) Borroughs/Concurrent 286/12 computer with CRT and keyboard and 3 power
> (5) three boxs of OS/78 software. Possibly for the Minc.
> (6) HP 150 and 9153 hard drive
> AND!!!!!!!!
> An typewritten english translation of a German Army training manual for
>the German A4 (V2) rocket!! I've never seen anything like this before,
>it's over 4 inchs thick and FULL of information about the A4. The manual
>was clearly written during WW-II. I think the translation was probably done
>by the US Army Intellignce after the war but it doesn't say. I've got to
>find out more about where he got this from.
> I was supposed to go back today but his wife is very ill and he was at
>the hospital all day. I'm supposed to go back tomorrow. He still has a PILE
>of KIM computers and a heap of accessories. :-)
> If this week continues at this rate I'll win the lottery before it's
>over! :-) :-)
> Joe
Received on Thu Feb 03 2005 - 16:12:21 GMT

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