One of the remaining local LGS is selling out. One co-owner, Paul has cancer and is undergoing radiation and chemo. His condition is not good. I had a few minutes during work yesterday so I stopped in to the shop to see him and his partner filled me in. Paul will not be able to come back. His surgeries were major. The shop was not a big one but it was a good one. I made it a point to buy something every time I went there, even if it was a small item. Yesterday I could not find anything within my budget and the shelves were nearly empty of small items...blackpowder jags for instance. Finally after a year the shelves were full of different powders and I forgot my checkbook. He does not deal with credit cards. Well, I may make the trip in a few days when I am off. I need primers and powder so I might just get what I need...even if I cannot afford it. My small purchase won't stop the shop from closing but I have to make a gesture of some kind to let Paul and his partner know I am with them until the end. The sale of the business most likely won't be to another gun dealer. It will just be the sale of a good building in a bad part of town. But, one can only hope that the new owners will continue on as a new LGS. The closest gun shop now will be about 30 miles out. Another about 40 and the biggest, Scheels will be about 60 miles away in Iowa City. I am glad I drive my bus there every other week. It gives me access to Scheels and I don't have to pay for the gas.