How Does the Brady Law Affect Pawn Shops In Scottsdale?

How Does the Brady Law Affect Pawn Shops

How Does the Brady Law Affect Pawn Shops
In 1993 The Brady Law changed the way guns were sold and brought.
Scottsdale, Arizona

The Brady Law was passed in 1993 and made federal background checks mandatory for the purchase of any firearm in the United States. The law was passed in response to the attempted assassination of President Ronald Regan. The assassin shot a secret service agent, a police man and James Brady, the president’s press secretary, leaving him paralyzed. The assassin bought the gun from a pawn shop and provided a fake address. He had a criminal record and a history of mental illness.

The Brady Law now prohibits people with a criminal or mental history from purchasing a firearm. It also has changed the way that pawn shops do business, in Arizona and around the country.

For starters, pawn shops now have to run a background check with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) before it can sell a gun to any person or before it can return a gun to someone redeeming a pawn loan. That means that even if you passed a background check to purchase the gun initially, you will have to pass one again to get your gun back from a pawn shop if you have put it up for collateral for a pawn loan. You will have to pass this background check each time you redeem a gun from a pawn loan, even if you have passed a background check with that same pawn shop in the past.

If the NICS check shows a “denied” result, the pawn shop cannot legally return the gun to you, even if you were the owner who pawned it in the first place.

Some pawn shops may prefer to run a background check on you before ever accepting a gun for a pawn loan. The law permits this, and it can save the pawn shop the hassle of having to deny returning the pawned gun to you. However, the pawn shop must conduct the background check again before you redeem the gun.

If the pawn shop learns that you have a “denied” status with NICS when running this preliminary background check, it is required to notify law enforcement. In other words: If you know you aren’t legally allowed to own a gun, you shouldn’t chance pawning it or you will likely face legal consequences.

For more information about how the Brady Law affects Scottsdale pawn shops, see this information (https://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/brady-law.html#pawn-redemption) provided by the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco and Firearms.

At Pawn Now in Arizona, we take all laws regulating the sale or transfer of firearms very seriously. We adhere to all guidelines established by the Brady Law, and we conduct all background checks as necessary. You can feel confident when you buy a gun from us that it is a safe and legal transaction. We also offer some of the best prices on firearms in the area, so you can get a good deal on the gun that you need. Stop in to our shop and see what we have to offer.

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2018-01-08T17:27:46+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Categories: Guns|0 Comments