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Lock Picks, Legal?


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So here's my dilemma:
I make lock picks non-commercially for myself out of hacksaw blades. A friend of mine offered to pay me for a couple tools and a tension wrench. I kinda need the money now and I'm not sure if it is legal to sell non-commercial lock picks to people. What I'm really worried about is what if the cops come because he broke into someone's house with the lock picks I gave him? He's going to say he got them from me and then I don't know what will happen.

Does anyone know if it is legal to sell lock picks non-commercially in Massachusetts and what is your opinion on the whole situation?
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Legal Issues - Appendix B, Guide to Lock Picking

Regardless of the law, as one not being in the business of selling such items, I would have to know the intent of anyone that I would sell said instruments.

And since inexpensive lock pick sets can be had for $20-$40, there must be some reason someone would be willing to pay you more than that.

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No specific law found. Heh. Stay away from it. There really is no point in possible trouble for a few bucks.


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they are legal for the most part. really depends on how much of a "friend" he is.
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All I've seen are legal, of course he made a good point buying one for more then that, then there is usually a illegal reason... Its just like a slim-jim to get into cars, they are sold legally but often have people buying with illigal intentions
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The only lockpicks I will ever need, A cellphone, bolt cutters, or a blow torch(Funny story on this one). Heh but really don't even bother, if he wants to get into something that he has locked himself out of, had him a card for the local lock smith.
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Legal to make and sell, illegal to use for nefarious purposes!

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