Sunday, October 23, 2011

Louisiana Outlaws Cash for Second-Hand Goods

Story of Louisiana banning cash for second-hand sales.

I first heard this from a friend in Lafayette, Louisiana and then I saw it on Reddit. This is absurd. The story talks about the unintended consequences of this law that was passed and how it was not aimed towards garage sales, thrift stores and such. Do they Louisiana legislators even feel this can be enforced? Will cops stop by local garage sales demanding to see if cash has been used for any sales?

I don't see this law lasting in it's current form for very long. I understand, and agree, that pawn shops should require documentation because it's very easy to sell there. This though? It's an unenforceable, degrading law that should be dismantled and reworked immediately.

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