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Do Pawn Shops have FFL's ???

Discussion in 'Legal' started by scout26, Feb 16, 2006.

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  1. scout26

    scout26 Member

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    Laying aside all the Blissninny, feelgood, Itsforthechildren hooey in the story. Here's what caught my eye:

    I thought that Pawn Shops that sell guns (excuse my ignorance, but there are 1. No pawn shops near where I live, and 2. The only one I ever been in was in Cook County, IL) had to have FFL's. Or am I wrong ????




     
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    She is incorrect. Pawn Brokers are required to have Federal Firearms Licenses. Actually, there is a special catagory of FFL just for pawnshops, Catagory 2.
     
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    Pawn shops that sell guns ARE FFLs. This might be state-specific, but my understanding is that you can't actually get a "loan" on a gun. What you are doing is selling the shop the gun with the agreement that they will sell it back to you. I have a pawned a gun or two in my time, and I had to fill out a 4437 and pass the NICs check to get them back when I paid off the loan.
     
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    If a pawnshop is transfering firearms and DOES not have a FFL, they are in a world of hurt already, as they are breaking federal law.
     
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    A journalist do research? That's unpossible! :neener:
     
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    Please notice she is quoting a legislator. Without looking up Rep. Bellock's voting record I imagine you'd find she a law maker trying impose firearms restrictions on this state and its residence with little to no knowledge of existing law.
     
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    E-mails have been sent to both the reporter and the State Rep. Thanks for everyone's help.

    Oh, and as a side note, Rep Bellock is an (R) from the Chicago suburb of Westmont. I made sure that I pointed that out to both of them.
    They both did a lot of "research"......... :rolleyes: :banghead: :rolleyes: :banghead:
     
  9. Merkin.Muffley

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    Yes - I've used our local one a few times. $5 fee.
     
  10. Carl N. Brown

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    pawnshops must have federal license to handle guns

    A big deal of the Federal 1968 GCA was to be harder on pawnshops
    than on gunshops. Pawnshops must have federal firearms license
    same as dealers.

    In addition, our local pawnshops must report guns and serial
    numbers to local police as received to check against theft reports.

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#j

    A legislator and news media campaigning for more gun control
    do not know the existing law. What else is new?
     
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