One of the reasons we have "threads," is so that folks can read what is going on before they reply.
The fact that he was 10 minutes away from the sanctuary wasn't mentioned till we received the update that the situation was resolved.
It may not have been said it was a short drive, but come-on! East Coast? Everything is a short drive, compared to the West!
Back in post #11
, Ritz told us that his friend was probably going to sell the firearm in RI. That was well before your post in this thread.