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Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438

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  1. Snowing here this morning...... Echhhhhh!!!! LL
  2. Eyes open for: Remington Marine Magnum 12 gauge - like there is any real chance of finding a Remington; IWI Tavor X95 - a good alternative in a state that has banned ARs and AKs. LGS is largely empty; I'm not thrilled with our immediate prospects for ammo or guns. Hold on to what you got. LL
  3. Man, some of you folks have had more than your share of bad times. I hope that changes for the better. I've been married 44 years to my first love. Both of us like a clean house, but things sometimes happen that get in the way of perfection - kids, aging parents, deaths, etc. What I did not plan for was my own declining health; I can't accomplish half of what I could do 20 years ago. It's like someone opened a trap door beneath my feet. LL
  4. For Sale: Detailed model (assembled by manufacturer) of Lindburgh's famous transatlantic single engine plane. Movable ailerons, elevators and rudder. Metal landing gear and undercarriage. Detailed cockpit, with pilot seat and gauges visible through overhead windows. Full historic markings. Image in site below matches; I don't know where they got their price. Amazon has the same plane for $154.95. Model has spent its entire life in padded storage; never displayed or played with. Pristine. https://thebesthandycrafts.com/products/spirit-of-st-louis-scale-model My price - $100 plus shipping to first "I'll take it". Buy now and beat the Christmas rush! LL
  5. I think that may explain Kevin Costner's large capacity revolver in Open Range, but Doc must have fired twenty or so rounds at Ike in the photo studio from his two revolvers, after firing a like number in the main gunfight. Film maker's license, I guess. And despite all those shots toward Ike, none of them hit that humongous mirror across from the windows..... LL
  6. No information that you supply to anyone on the Internet is secure from disclosure. Act accordingly. LL
  7. There are multiple reports of similar messages on the Internet: https://www.zdnet.com/article/amazon-fires-employee-for-sharing-customers-email-addresses/ https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/10/amazon-employees-email-address/ Now all you have to do is try to figure out if your email is real, or part of an attempt to fuel anger and resentment against Amazon and support for the government's threat to dismantle the company as "too powerful". LL
  8. I had a 1959 Ford Anglia in the late '60's. Factory horn was a squeaker. So I installed an "ah-ooh-gah" horn from J.C. Whitney; really woke up anyone in the way. Several listed on the Internet. https://www.dearbornclassics.com/ah-ooh-gaa-horn-modern-style-12-volt.html http://www.aaaparts.cwmax.com/fordhorn.htm LL Sounds like this:
  9. Pretty gun...isn't it unusual to have screw in chokes in a 97? LL
  10. Reed & Barton was a fine old MA company, until its bankruptcy in 2015; the market for fine silver has been sliding downhill for decades. . Similar pots and side pieces sell on EBay for $25-$40. This piece was probably silver plated, not sterling. The cost to the Navy would have been modest. LL
  11. Born just up the road from me, in Lowell, MA LL
  12. Keep in mind that I am an out-of-state tourist in CA, but I have had some absolutely delicious meals served at the restaurant at the Chandon winery in Yountville. I suppose that the free-flowing wine may have influenced my judgment, but the food was marvelous and the service was impeccable. I once unknowingly ran over a yellow jacket nest at my folk's home in White Plains, NY. After they finished with me, I was flat on my back for three days with 12-14 stings. I avoid them like the plague. LL
  13. Yep; roast beef and rotisserie chicken are both gone. Supply issues? https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/other/subway-faces-backlash-after-slashing-roast-beef-and-rotisserie-chicken-from-the-menu/ar-BB15zlqJ LL
  14. If Mrs. LL finds out that I intend to keep Sally in the gunroom, my life will not be worth a plug nickel....
  15. While I appreciate the concerns that some have about basements, I'll have one, and it will be the best available space for this use. All basements are not alike. On this terrain, groundwater is not an issue; it will not be a "wet basement". The primary drawback is humidity, but on the coast that is equally an issue above grade, and will be handled by a dehumidification system. UB: I learned long ago (about the first time I used a shotgun reloader) that runway shot, primers and springs always find an opening where the bench meets the wall. Always. For me, it's easier to leave a space that I can walk through, so that I can get to the errant piece without having to move the bench. LL
  16. Thanks, Charlie. I'm fortunate in that regard; the house is basically built into a sand dune, about 150' from the water. When we rebuilt it 15 years ago, we anticipated rising sea levels, and elevated the house 3' above our engineer's recommendation. Pour water on the ground and it disappears right into the sand. No ground water issues; any rain off the roof is gone before you can count to 2. The moisture issue here is more of a humidity consideration - hence the dehumidification portion of the planned HVAC system. A whole house back-up generator (natural gas - Kohler) is already in the specs. Raylan: I like the low bench idea; somedays I don't want to be sitting on a tall stool; a low bench would let me pull up a soft chair. The electric feed and the cable will come in via a conduit. Definitely need some type of resilient flooring. DDD: I'm looking at a Browning vault door; Thanks to all for ideas. LL
  17. Deeds and related title documents have always been public records; the only thing new is that now you can search the records on-line. Before that, you had to walk to the registry of deeds and look it up. Having a copy is meaningless. No bank will lend you (or anyone claiming to be you or claiming to be your buyer) a penny without a properly notarized and attested deed, which is then taken to the registry after the closing and filed/registered. In other words, the bank wants to be in the middle of the transaction and see a real document transferring title, with signatures of the seller verified and witnessed. No copy from a website will pass muster. As UB said, its a scam, designed to sell you phony "protection" by scaring you. LL
  18. It looks like I'm going to have an opportunity to design and build a gun room into an addition to my retirement home. Met with the architect last week for preliminary design issues, and gave him a basic outline of wants and needs. Looking at a basement level space of approximately 15 x 20, poured concrete walls, lightweight reinforced concrete ceiling, separate ac/heat/dehumidification and electric, and a vault door in a reinforced opening. I want a work bench in the center of the room, a reloading area, and a mounting system on the wall(s) for storage and display of guns. Some cabinets and shelves for supplies. A couple of comfy leather chairs, a big screen and a fridge. No humidor; the Doc won't let me smoke cigars anymore. If you had the chance now, what would you include? (No room for tanks, missiles or aircraft). LL
  19. I think we are turning the concepts of security and liability on their heads...... The idea that a club is potentially exposing itself to legal liability by installing cameras is ass-backwards. It would be true only if the camera caught the club or its members doing something illegal or wrongful or negligent; if that happened, wouldn't the club want to know about it and do something about it? The club members cannot hide their collective heads in the sand, pretending that if no one records it, no bad acts occurred. If you have a facility or personnel problem, get out in front of it and fix it. If you find that you are responsible for an injury on your grounds, own up to it and resolve it; that's what insurance is for. It is more likely that video evidence will be used to defend the club, rather than harm it. A member or guest or trespasser will find it harder to blame the club for an injury if there is a decent video of the event and of his/her behavior leading up to it. My experience has been that chuckleheads ignore cameras, and pull stupid stunts even when one is present. If that happens, you have irrefutable proof of the non-liability of the club (all else being equal). It is even more likely that videos of shooting facilities will be indispensable in identifying those who maliciously or foolishly damage or steal equipment or improvements. Again, if you happen to catch a member doing something wrong, you want to film it and use the recording to discipline that member/user, and possibly to pursue monetary damages. Without the video, it will be a he said/he said scenario; with the video, you have a darned good chance of success. My club has begun installing cameras covering areas where repeated abuse of targets has continued even after posting of restrictions and education efforts, as well as at our entry gate for identification. It's a shame that it has come to this, but we need to protect our clubs and their facilities; failure to do so will likely lead to their loss. I will not regret the loss of a few misbehaving members who are basically stealing from you and your compatriots. Stop it before it gets worse. LL
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