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Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438

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  1. Or the AG or the Gov told them to list as many variations as possible to make the testing exorbitantly expensive and discourage as many listings as they can. It’s all a game for them.
  2. It's the failure of the manufacturer to submit that variation for testing that causes the disqualification, not just the fact that it's a different finish. Splitting hairs, I know; but there's no reason to believe that an otherwise identical gun would fail the testing just because it's blued. So I fault both the Commonwealth for imposing such an illogical requirement, and the manufacturers for not testing. LL
  3. Grass Range: You might consider giving these folks a call: https://www.amoskeagauction.com/ They have a good reputation in this area, with very knowledgeable folks on board. I'm sure they would help you out. LL
  4. "We’ve done things that we regret, but at this point in time we need to move forward” Now there's an argument for stripping away the rights of your constituents... LL
  5. Approved Roster ("The List") is attached. I just can't figure this thing out. I have two Ruger Vaquero Birdsheads - the originals, not the "New". They were on the List when I bought them; now they are nowhere to be seen. Were they de-listed for some reason? I don't know. The List is very specific. If the precise model is not there, it is not approved for sale. If it only lists the SS version, forget about buying a blued version. I wanted a pair of Montados - not on the List. I wanted a pair of Talo Vaqueros - not on the List. Is there any real difference between these and other Vaqueros? I don't know. A gun can't make the List unless the manufacturer submits it to an approved testing lab for "safety testing", including a drop test. It's a destructive test, and it has to be performed on every variation of each model if you want to sell all of them. Ruger initially told us that we could not get the smaller-market varieties (like Montados) because there were not enough likely purchasers in MA to justify destroying a bunch of guns to get the approval. The drop test is often cited as the reason that non-transfer bar revolvers (like Colts) are not submitted for testing. At any rate, no Colts and no clones. And EMF has now decided that they will not ship cap guns directly to MA residents; they need to go to an FFL. Why? Wait; I promised this was not a day of complaints. Approved%20Firearms%20Roster%2012-2019_2.pdf
  6. See link to similar sword, with matching escutcheon on COA - "believed to be Serbian"; sold at 600 English pounds, you may want to verify with a dealer or collector before you let it go. https://www.andrewbottomley.com/x-x-x-sold-x-x-x--an-officers-sword-believed-to-be-serbian-embossed-lions-head-pomel-complete-with-black-metal-scabbard-good-condition-ref-9301-3494-p.asp LL
  7. Ah...not many. No Colts. No cartridge Italians. We're pretty much limited to Rugers and cap guns, unless you can find others that were provably owned by a MA resident before the restrictions went into effect (10/21/1998). And if you do, you will pay dearly for it. Guard your rights while you have them. LL PS I know someone will bring it up - S&W Performance Center Schofields are also OK.
  8. I complain regularly about MA gun laws that restrict what we can buy here. We have a "list" of approved guns; if it ain't on "The List", you can't sell it or buy it. So today is not a complaint day; MA has added some new guns to The List, which are now available for purchase (if you can find one): They include: Kimber Stainless Target II - 1911 style, with adjustable rear sight - 5" and 6" slide versions - in .45 ACP and 9 mm - the first Kimbers approved for sale here; Ruger Wrangler .22LR - in 3 colors S&W EZ Shield 9 mm - w or w/o thumb safety I'm not running out to buy anything, but it's a good sign when more guns enter the shops. LL
  9. Mr. Peanut has changed a lot. I expect he will still be Mr. Peanut, but "remade" in a more contemporary form, to try to attract the young. Here's progression over the years:
  10. By the way, how much have the Dems earmarked, out of the billions in new taxes they are proposing, for Federal debt reduction? Say what? Say again? NOT ONE RED Cent!!!!! LL
  11. Geez...will she ever try to grasp more than a progressive talking point???? Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that "no one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars" during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discussion with author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Monday. "No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars," Ocasio-Cortez said, receiving applause. "I'm not here to villainize and to say billionaires are inherently morally corrupt. ... It's to say that this system that we live in, life in capitalism always ends in billionaires." “You didn’t make those widgets! You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern day slave wages, and in some cases real modern-day slavery; you made that money off the backs of undocumented people ..." Those well-chewed scraps were best directed to the Democratic Presidential Hopefuls; and given a few more years in Congress, they will describe her as well. The only "taking" of large sums of money that I'm aware of are the various taxation/confiscation proposals of Warren, Sanders and the rest of that line-up of thieves. LL
  12. Not sure, Doc. The sister is not the defendant - Cary is. No familial relationship between Cary and the Judge. Not sure that there is any automatic disqualification here. Now, Cary's counsel could have filed a Motion to Recuse, arguing that the Judge's relationship to the "victim" operates to make it unlikely that the Judge could be impartial, but that would depend upon the facts. In any case, there apparently was no such Motion filed. That leaves Cary (as the only affected party) with an appeal based upon ineffective assistance of counsel, maybe. But wouldn't he have to prove at this point that there was actual prejudice in the trial? That the judge was clearly biased? LL
  13. When I bought my Lansky (about 10 years ago), the kit included a stand. Looks like you need to buy it as a separate item now. Great system. LL
  14. Ha! The warped political agenda continues!!! AOC complained this morning that unlike the protests to "celebrate the dignity" of Freddie Gray (where rioting ensued and hundreds were arrested), the 2nd Amend. demonstration had "almost no police presence" (an absolute lie), implying that the establishment favors conservative causes and discriminates against the progressive ones, and that somehow the police are responsible for triggering violence (another lie). When will someone in the press stand up for truth and accuracy? LL
  15. Yeah, you're right. This is about learning reloading, and taking his understanding of guns and ammunition to a higher level. He has a 17 yr. old son, who eyeballs my Rugers and my 1860 whenever we shoot together; I want to encourage that attraction, and learning to reload is one more step for the family to cement their healthy relationship with guns. LL
  16. I don't own any 9mm guns, and so have not reloaded 9mm ammo. My Godson is now shooting, and bringing his kids along in the sport as well (Uncle Loophole is spreading the Gospel according to S&W). He leans toward the modern guns, and wants to reload 9mm. He will buy the dies, and we will reload on my Dillion 550B. He asked about bullet weight, and I am clueless. I see lots of varieties between 115 gr. and 147 gr., and a few below and above those weights. He's shooting a Sig P320. Any recommendations for bullet weights and types for shooting (1) paper and for (2) defensive loads? Any peculiarities/twists for 9mm reloading? (I have a variety of reloading manuals, and will consume all of the commonly available info before beginning; I presently reload .45 Colt, .38 Special, .357 Mag, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and .380 ACP, so I know how to use the press and read the manuals.) Any advice appreciated. LL
  17. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't the Founders consider all basic rights to be God given, and the Bill of Rights necessary NOT to "give" rights but to clearly delineate what natural rights were not effected by the Constitution? LL
  18. Not sure about that. James Dean died in 1955. Other than an occasional showing of "Rebel without a Cause" in art cinemas, it is rare to see a Dean movie. But if magically someone found the remains of "The Little Bastard", Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder, I would bet that even with the accident damage, that wrecked car would bring an easy $4 Million, if not more. There's a mystical aura around celebrity owned/driven sports cars, and it far outlives the celebrities. LL
  19. I have a small Sentry gun safe with a mechanical lock. There is no key hole. I'm beyond capacity, but contemplating an addition on our retirement home; hope to include a gun room in the garage, with poured concrete walls, concrete ceiling and floor, and a vault door. Should be no storage limitations in my lifetime. LL
  20. Scroll down for some Confederate guns (originals) for sale; the prices are, well, breathtaking. https://garyhendershott.net/online-catalog2.php LL
  21. Not a chance in Hades that such legislation would be proposed in MA, and if it were, even less of a chance that it would pass. I'd be satisfied with an attainable objective - like uniform national reciprocity - which would still be a reach here. LL
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