That's an interesting fact! I guess one way you could read it was that the lawyer was taking advantage of Jeff representing himself, and was purposely lying to him to get him to agree to giving up the guitar... or that the story is set in a Twilight Zone version of New York.
In light of how many of the episodes have been quite obvious about their social commentary, I thought this one was much more subtle up until the closing narration. According to an interview with writer Glen Morgan, one of his goals was to keep the possible gun rights/control aspect of the story from turning off the audience.
Finally, White Rabbit is a bizarre but highly compelling song.