A couple of friends of mine owned a pawn shop. They would let me in the back to look at stuff since they knew me. One day I noticed a sawed off shotgun under the counter (out of sight). I asked if it was for sale. He smiled real big and said, "No, it's for protection"! He then proceeded to show me that they were NEVER more than 6 INCHES away from a gun!!! AND that did not include the guns they carried on their person!!! I don't mess with pawn store owners!!