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      Opposition mounts against Syracuse proposal targeting pawn shops

      Opposition continues to grow in Syracuse to a proposal targeting pawn shops. Opponents fear the new law could shut down a popular local music store.

      Supporters of the Sound Garden gathered on the steps of city hall today. The new regulation would require secondhand dealers to log items with the police and wait seven days before reselling them. Sound Garden, which sells used CD's and DVD's, says following the law will be so costly it could force them to close down. Sound Garden supporters like Michael Rann, say the regulation should not apply to record stores. " Every other city in the country exempts record stores and bookstores from this exact thing and I don't know why Syracuse should be any different, he says.

      The Sound Garden says it is working with the city to come up with an amendment to the proposed law.