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Old 09-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #31
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Sorry that happened, but who could possibly resist the temptation, especially if they were nice ones. MAYBE...Don't pawn off the "kids" if you are that protective of them. lol! Extreme times call for extreme measures....but not the guns!!!! never!!!
I would never pawn guns unless I had no choice. It was either that or not have enough gas to get to work.
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Sometime when you have a few extra bucks, buy something - jewelry, a fancy clock, or other item that you can use for emergencies. Take it to the pawn shop whenever you run short of cash. They probably won't tear it up, so you won't have to risk your guns or other stuff that is vulnerable to abuse.
And NEVER go back to that particular pawn shop that screwed you.

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Aren't there some professional/trade associations that pawn brokers belong to? Complain to ALL of them.

http://www.nationalpawnbrokers.org/

http://bkbpublications.com/pawnbroker/?page_id=62
Montana Pawnbrokers Association
Contact: Todd Coutts • (406) 542-3890

Perhaps Mr. Coutts would be interested in your story?

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Aren't there some professional/trade associations that pawn brokers belong to? Complain to ALL of them.

http://www.nationalpawnbrokers.org/

http://bkbpublications.com/pawnbroker/?page_id=62
Montana Pawnbrokers Association
Contact: Todd Coutts • (406) 542-3890

Perhaps Mr. Coutts would be interested in your story?
Thanks, already got ahold of the State AG and BATFE both said they will look into it since it is indeed illegal for them to remove a pawned rifle from the premises. Reported them to Better Business Bureau as well. My wife's family which includes a large chunk of the Crow Tribe( the Crow Reservation is only about 30 mins from Billings, Mt where we live) is all boycotting the store and some are trying to get a Tribe wide boycott going which is so far looking pretty promising. That pawn shop does alot of business buying/ selling beadwork from Crow tribal members so they have just lost a huge chunk of their business.
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Sounds like you have contacted the right folks...and have found leverage!

Good luck, and let us know what comes of it...
Do you have a request for the shop to make things 'right'?

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At the very least if it was used in a crime, you have initiated a report that they were out of your possession during a period of time so if any ballistics ever get linked to your guns, you have something in your court.

I would think they have video cameras in the back rooms. Wonder how long they keep those recordings for or if they've mysteriously disappeared now...

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I would at least want the firearms cleaned and checked by a third party, at the shops expense.

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first of all it stinks.

second, realistically, i doubt you will recieve any compensation for them doing what they did to your firearms. reason is, it's your word against theirs. unless someone witnessed them doing so and testifies to them doing so, your word against theirs.

third, do keep doing what you're doing though. it may prevent them from doing it to someone else. it will bring them into public scrutiny, and maybe make it harder for them to abuse other people's property that is entrusted to them.

maybe with bringing the BATF into it, they will investigate them and find some firearms violations!

good luck!

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Sometime when you have a few extra bucks, buy something - jewelry, a fancy clock, or other item that you can use for emergencies. Take it to the pawn shop whenever you run short of cash.
LOL, so you're saying part of one's financial planning should include buying something to pawn in case the need ever arises? Personally, I might consider just having a little emergency cash around...
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LOL, so you're saying part of one's financial planning should include buying something to pawn in case the need ever arises? Personally, I might consider just having a little emergency cash around...
The cash won't be there when the need arises. It'll be too convenient to grab the first time somebody wants to go out for dinner, but an object that would have to be pawned would be much less convenient.
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