posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:27 PM
Originally posted by aching_knuckles
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by aching_knuckles
I sold a diamond ring for $400 bucks in Florida and they took a copy of my driver's license, and I filled out a hundred forms.
There are already plenty of laws regulating how pawnshops operate. The ones that are doing shady stuff ignore the laws. More laws is never the
answer. The shady ones will continue to be shady. The honest ones will continue to be honest, and the only thing accomplished is the erosion of our
Yes in Florida. This story is about another state that has laws that are more lax than yours. Your point is invalid. If more laws were being added
in Florida, I might agree with you. And unfortunately, we do need laws because people are stupid. Every law we have is a direct result of someone
doing something stupid, and another dumb ass saying "There oughta be a law!". Unfortunately, humanity is too stupid for anarchy.
There are most certainly laws regulating pawn shop purchases in all states...including Louisiana.
A record is made of the seller, the item, and the transaction.
This is how police have tracked stolen goods in pawn shops for over half a century.
You cannot pass a local law that disregards US currency or restrict the purchase and sale of legal goods.
This isnt going to fly any more than it would if they made their own local currency, and it's imposible to enforce.
It will end up with some lawsuits against the local LEO, and it will be dropped.
Another law passed and suppirted by wasteful idiots who want to make a name for themselves.
What a waste of time this is.