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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. Just a few short years ago the Canadian legislative scheme requiring registration of existing (i.e. already owned) long guns collapsed because of huge non-compliance; eventually the whole thing was scrapped.
  2. I've seen many reviews, starting with the 1895s and continuing with the 336 and 1894 and every one has been positive. There was no reason to think Ruger's product would be 'really really bad."
  3. Interesting. We don't have FOIDs. We do have CPLs- Concealed Pistol License. So in Illinois you need a foid to own a gun? But guns aren't registered (except for this new legislation)? How does it work?
  4. Great story shows up in his obits as to how his embezzling partner put a profesional hit on him. The hitman attacked Glock with a hard-rubber mallet. Then 70-year-old Glock laid him out cold with a punch after taking several blows from the mallet.
  5. I'm 75 and I thought this was old-fashioned when I was a kid; a thing of my parents' generation. Apparently lasted longer some places. Edit: just checked with my wife and she said her mom bronzed hers....
  6. Highly vaiable by individuals. I know a gentleman who came here from Greece in his 20s. He's in his 70s and his accent is still very heavy, though his English itself is perfect and idiomatic.
  7. If story lines weren't repeated, with variations, there'd not be many movies. Westerns, especially..... Think this: Stranger with an unknown background comes to town. The town is dominated by a land/cattle baron. He's sqeezing out the last of the smallholders. The land baron is a widower. His son is weak and no account. But the ranch foreman is strong. But he's not blood... The stranger falls for the schoolmarm, or the storekeeper's daughter. He'd like to move on, but now can't, because of her, and because he needs to confront the unjustice in the town. Turns out he's a gunfighter, wanting to leave the past behind. But now he has to stay. The rest of the townsmen are afraid. But a few take heart from the brave stranger. You can write the rest....
  8. Elam once described the career arc of a character actor: It goes like this, the director says “Who’s Jack Elam? Then it's "Get me Jack Elam." Then, "Get me a Jack Elam type". Then, "Get me a young Jack Elam". Finally, "Who’s Jack Elam?"
  9. When you are asked a question in court you have to answer the question. You don't get to put in what you like if you are dissatisfied with with the scope of the question. If you go beyond the question, the objection is 'witness is non-responsive'. The other lawyer can then ask you the appropriate questions when it's his turn, to bring out the whole story, if necessary. It's a very straightforward process. In fact, if the original questioner has sought to create a wrong impression, he is at risk himself of loss of credibility of his case. Witnesses don't get make speeches about their own ideas about how things should go.
  10. I endorse Canada. My paternal grandfather was Canadian, born and raised in Vancouver. He entered the British Army in WWI, and as an artilleryman became a pilot in the Royal Air Force (which was the Royal Flying Corps until later in the First War). Combat aviation arose out of the artillery, who needed pilots as artillery spotters. As he told the story, when they made him an officer he had to grow a mustache and carry a swagger stick! I am the son and grandson of immigrants, my dad also being born in British Columbia. My wife, the grandchild of Croation immigrants, says BC don't count!
  11. Actually, most of the episodes involved preliminary hearings rather than trials. That's how they could keep it episode-length. Once Mason broke the prosecuting witness down on the stand, the case was dismissed and never went to actual trial.
  12. Yes, a witness can take legal advice, such as asserting the 5th, but his lawyer has no role in the trial proceedings themselves. Yes. The courtroom is public.
  13. Never heard of it myself in 44 years of trial practice.
  14. Using Cruise was poor casting for the reasons stated, but he did well in the role and the movie was pretty good.
  15. It is the time of the movie whereof we speak. Preserved forever in film; and we are able to appreciate it. Loretta Young died full of years at 87 over 20 years ago. So, as you say, 'probably not today'. One way of looking at it, I suppose.
  16. That's how it would actually work. The first conviction would be..too bad, so sad. But it's not a license to kill....
  17. It's a good movie. I've watched it two or three times over the years. The premise is clever but I doubt it would work in the real world.
  18. A great topic, Joe. My contribution is this man, a state Court of Appeals judge, a Silver Star medalist, who lost a leg to wounds suffered at the Bulge. I was a law clerk in 1973-74 to a fellow judge on that Court who was a Navy vet of the war. Harold J. Petrie: Washington State Courts Washington Courts Illustrates, too, how these men left the war behind and had great careers.
  19. Two LGS have closed here in the last two months. I don't know the reasons. One was a longtime very small 'mom and pop' and I wouldn't be surprised if they just decided to hang it up. The other I don't know. I used to buy a lot of ammo there, but during the pandemic/ammo shortage they unabashedly price-gouged on ammo, while Bass when it got ammo in sold it at standard retail. We were talking like 90 bucks a box for most standard revolver ammo. I just quit going. The main long-time LGS here, on the other hand, has been forward looking. About 4 years ago, they built a new store on the freeway with a state-of-the-art indoor range. They are doing well. The store has been owned by the same family for a long time. Business changes and you have to keep up with competition and changing times.
  20. My grandkids call me Old Koskoosh, from Jack London's story "The Law of Life". When Old Koskoosh is no longer strong enough to follow the tribe when they strike tents for new hunting grounds, they'll leave him a fire, a few sticks, and a fur coat. After that, it's up to the wolves.
  21. The English Bill of Rights, which arose out of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, first established in writing the right to keep and bear arms. It was the direct inspiration for our second amendment. But it also restricted the right to Protestants. There were of course certain historical reasons why this was so. It's also useful to understand, in the context of the development of political rights, that in En gland 'rights' were held against the King. Liberties were embodied in Parliament; the concept of rights held against Parliament too was unknown, and would have been rejected. That's why Parliment could, and did, change the 'Bill of Rights' as it pleased.
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