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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.
 

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That's too bad, hombre243. Your loyalty to the gun shop and to your friend are evident from your post. Acquaintances are fairly easy to find; good friends aren't.
 

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Sorry to hear about your friend, hombre. You can never tell what's gonna happen with cancer. He might beat it! Prayers going out for him.
 

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GOD's comforts to your friend hombre! I've been battling for 3 years now and it's a tough damn road to hoe. More to deal with all at once than even an old medic like me could understand when it's revealed. Prayers for your LGS man, his family and sincerest wishes for the best outcome possible!
 

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As a colon cancer survivor, chemo sucks. If you can visit him during a treatment for 5 minutes do it. Take him a cup of coffee, bring a favorite book for him to read. The 5 minute visit will make a difference in both your lives.
 

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As a colon cancer survivor, chemo sucks. If you can visit him during a treatment for 5 minutes do it. Take him a cup of coffee, bring a favorite book for him to read. The 5 minute visit will make a difference in both your lives.
Thanks Matt,
I have several days off from work and will be in his town a couple of them...good idea. Thanks.
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