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Are Arkansas law enforcement agencies registering gun owners?
Examiner.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Steve D Jones

Posted on 06/21/2012 11:12:51 PM PDT by Altariel

One of the NRA’s and other Second Amendment advocates’ chief worries is that the government will someday begin registering firearms owners. In Springdale, Arkansas, registration may already be taking place, albeit on a smaller scale.

Alerted by a post on their website, Arkansas Carry began investigating the possibility that law enforcement agencies are keeping and illegally utilizing records of individual transactions at local pawnshops. According to the post:

“I live in Northwest, AR and have a amature (sic) radio license as well as a concealed carry license. I listen to the police scanner often and have noticed something the past few months. When doing a background check on some one they will often come back with one of these 3 statements: 1. Pawner of fire arms. 2. Pawner of knives or swords. 3. Pawner of archery equipment. We aren't talking about illegal pawning, just pawning. This happens on routine traffic stops as well as other calls. No other past criminal behaviors most of the time but they were still flagged.”

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: arkansas; banglist; donutwatch; guns

1 posted on 06/21/2012 11:13:05 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Pawner is 2 syllables, FFL holder is 5.


2 posted on 06/21/2012 11:17:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

Maybe the cops are just looking to buy some cheap knives, archery equipment and/or firearms from those pawnshops.....?


3 posted on 06/21/2012 11:23:43 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: spokeshave
Maybe the cops are just looking to buy some cheap knives, archery equipment and/or firearms from those pawnshops.....?

No.

4 posted on 06/21/2012 11:37:40 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Drumbo; Joe Brower; Altariel

Whut the...? LEOs tracking & maintaining a database of every transaction at Arkansas pawnshops?

Something to think about.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 12:13:43 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: mylife

You don’t need an FFL to sell knives, swords, or archery equipment. If you think they are just trying to speak more efficiently think again. Also pause to consider how they know this information. An FFL doesn’t show up for a routine traffic stop check.


6 posted on 06/22/2012 5:04:35 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Altariel
Headline says: Are Arkansas law enforcement agencies registering gun owners?

In the body of the article: “I live in Northwest, AR and have a amature (sic) radio license as well as a concealed carry license.

Need I say more?
7 posted on 06/22/2012 5:28:05 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: spokeshave

How would you like to buy some oceanfront property in Illinois?

I can get it to you dirt cheap.

:-)


8 posted on 06/22/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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