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Purchase of Missile Guidance System by ‘Pawn Stars’ Shop Gets Attention of U.S. Air Force

Mar 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After a report surfaced Tuesday that the pawn shop featured in History’s "Pawn Stars" had purchased a missile guidance system, the U.S. Air Force paid a visit to the store to find out who made the sale and to make sure the system had been deactivated, TMZ.com reported.

Apparently everything checked out, with agents of the Air Force’s Special Investigations Unit taking apart the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile guidance system to ensure that it did not contain any sensitive information. The seller, a woman who said she inherited the system from her father, reportedly had documentation giving her the legal right to sell it.

A rep for "Pawn Stars" acknowledged that the Air Force had paid a visit to the shop. He added, "If the Air Force wants the missile back, we will gladly adhere to their request."

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  1. Was the quote a misattribution or correct, given the shop bought a guidance system, not a missile?

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