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There are laws in place that govern the pawn shops as to information required by an individual selling or seeking a loan for items of value. The law requires pawn shops record a valid drivers license accompanied with a second proof of identification be provided before an individual can sell or obtain a loan for an item he or she is presenting. Further, more states are requiring pawn shops to send daily reports electronically of each day's transactions.
This is in response to the enormous amount of stolen property that is presented to the pawn shops. So much so, that even tighter laws are being presented to our legislators in order to stop or thwart the efforts of criminals being able to avoid detection. The efforts by our governing bodies that generate these laws are not focusing on the right path to crime prevention. Instead, the governing bodies are focusing on the apprehension and conviction of criminals.
Our focus is on the truest meaning of crime prevention. To have a national registry of property validating proof of ownership would prevent stolen property from being sold to pawn shops and therefore, completely remove the profit in the sale of stolen property. In preventing an item from being sold by an unauthorized seller, we can begin to cut off the funds that stolen property provides the drug addict and the illicit drug industry.