posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 04:05 PM
Originally posted by aching_knuckles
Holy over reactions, everyone.
This law is designed for pawn shops, so it is harder to buy and sell stolen items. I live in upstate NY, and worked in a pawn shop. Every item we
bought that we paid over $10, we had to fill out a slip with some form of ID and a description of the goods and furnish it to the police. Several
times, stolen items were recovered and thieves were arrested due to this. Its a system that works, allthough the lack of exceptions for common sense
particulars (like flea markets, craigslist and ebay) is inexcusable.
The above statement is exactly right. The intent of the law is to curtail hot items being sold at pawn shops and also as stated in another post, for
scrap material. Which is a serious problem in the southern part of the state for the reasons stated.
However, it hurts more than it helps. As a Lousianian, I can assure you that if it is used in an abusive manner, ie garage sales, etc, there will be
significant backlash and the law will be repealed or modified to be more specific.
Louisianians forced the FDA to back off their ruling to make illegal the sale of raw oysters for consumption ( a Gulf Coast staple) through an
aggressive email, snail mail, and phone campaign to that agency, the white house and our elected officials. If we can push back and check a large
federal agency, we can surely do the same to our dingleberry state legislators.
Not many Louisianians are even aware of this new legislation (I read about this 2 days ago on a local website). But if the law makes itself known in
any capacity that isn't catching thieves, it will likely be repealed or modified.
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