Skip to comments.Pawn shops caught in the middle of Colorado’s new magazine ban
Posted on 07/02/2013 4:27:44 AM PDT by servo1969
One day into the Colorado ban on magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition, pawn shop owners have discovered the first unintended consequence of the new law people whove pawned weapons with now-outlawed 30-round magazines cant get the magazines back, even if they pay off their pawnshop loans.
Under Colorado law, when customers pawn items, they transfer ownership to the pawn broker in exchange for the right of first refusal to buy them back under the terms of the pawn agreement.
As of Monday, its illegal to buy magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, leaving some pawn brokers with dozens of magazines that they cant sell or give away or return to their original owners.
Rod Brandenburg, who owns Grandpas Pawn and Gun told the Longmont Times-Call that he has about 50 to 100 of the banned magazines that hed been trying to return to their owners before Mondays deadline, telling them to pay off their loans or bring something else of value to replace them with.
For those he couldnt reach, or who couldnt make the switch in time, he can only tell them one thing: No, you cant have your magazine back.
Brandenburg told the paper that the dilemma created by the new law is forcing him to violate the contract between him and his customers, adding that hes meeting with his local sheriff on Tuesday for advice on what to do.
The most aggravating issue to me is that we have received no training, no instruction in how to deal with the new law, he said.
Had he been located in nearby Weld County, he might have been tempted to just ignore the new law. At a rally Saturday held to protest the new laws, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke told thousands of attendees that he didnt intend to enforce the new law because its unenforceable.
Despite the aggravation, there may be hope on the horizon for Brandenburg and his customers. Cooke and 54 other elected county sheriffs are suing the state to overturn the magazine capacity limit and a law requiring universal background checks for all gun transfers.
A hearing is scheduled for July 10 at which the plaintiffs will seek an injunction against the laws, meaning they will be suspended until the lawsuit is settled.
Just one example of what happens when a good state gets overtaken by Liberals. Good luck Colorado!
Pay your bills, live within your means, and never pawn your weapons...your wife - yes(sarc) - but never your weapons!
Whatever government touches it screws up.
That is all that matters, as they climb into their over-powered, luxury automobiles and drive off to dinner at a five-star dining establishment.
No mans life or property are safe so long as the legislature is in session.
***they transfer ownership to the pawn broker in exchange for the right of first refusal to buy them back***
Now if the pawn dealer now “owns” these magazines, simply them to the state line and give them away. And since they are now his “personal property” can not he give one away>
Buy a rifle! Give away a personal owned pre-ban magazine!
I believe that is properly attributed to Twain.
You mean good luck to “Northern Colorado”.