If you live in the city of Houston, TX and are selling physical gold or silver, you are now officially considered a criminal until proven otherwise, as Houston’s City Council has passed an ordinance requiring anyone selling gold or silver to be fingerprinted and photographed, as well as requiring photographs be taken of all items being sold precious metals dealers.
Misplaced laws restricting the sale and acquisition are not about deterring crime as government officials would have their citizens believe, but are about ostrasizing and restricting the use of precious metals as a wealth preservation asset.
Last week the Houston City Council passed an ordinance requiring people who sell precious metals to be fingerprinted and photographed.
According to KTRK-TV, the ordinance is “meant to help track down criminals who try to resell stolen valuables. Gold-buying businesses will now be required to photograph and fingerprint sellers as well as photograph the items that are being sold to the dealer.” In other words, citizens who sell gold will be considered criminals until they demonstrate otherwise.
“It’s going to allow us the tools necessary to combat a lot of the high-end jewelry thefts that’s going on in the city, whether it’s robberies or burglaries,” Houston Police Officer Rick Barajas told the news station last Wednesday.
FEBRUARY 13, 2013 BY THE DOC – Silver Doctors