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#1 Customer Support

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:39 PM

Be careful mailing an actual bump key (with the shoulder and tip removed). I'm not a lawyer, but it looks to me that shipping one in the mail would be a violation of federal law.

Now depth keys though might be another story.. :roll:

http://zapurl.com/2dgur - § 3002a
http://zapurl.com/1miyb - § 1716A


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Nonmailability of locksmithing devices

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#2 IcerC

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:44 PM

Thanks for the heads up;)
I think I will ship them as depth keys.

Besides it would be no fun without your own touch. (lil' filing never hust anyone)
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#3 MrArsonal

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:06 AM

Be careful mailing an actual bump key (with the shoulder and tip removed). I'm not a lawyer, but it looks to me that shipping one in the mail would be a violation of federal law.

Is owning a bump key a federal crime? If not, it should not be a crime to ship one. JMHO

Interesting link to the legality of the shipping of bump keys:

http://www.security....g_legal_mwt.pdf

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:45 PM

Be careful mailing an actual bump key (with the shoulder and tip removed). I'm not a lawyer, but it looks to me that shipping one in the mail would be a violation of federal law.

Is owning a bump key a federal crime? If not, it should not be a crime to ship one. JMHO

Interesting link to the legality of the shipping of bump keys:

http://www.security....g_legal_mwt.pdf



Unfortunatly it might be mail fraud. Read the two links i posted at the top.

(a) Any locksmithing device is nonmailable mail, shall not be carried or delivered by mail, and shall be disposed of as the Postal Service directs, unless such device is mailed to—
(1) a lock manufacturer or distributor;
(2) a bona fide locksmith;
(3) a bona fide repossessor; or
(4) a motor vehicle manufacturer or dealer.
(B) For the purpose of this section, “locksmithing device” means—
(1) a device or tool (other than a key) designed to manipulate the tumblers in a lock into the unlocked position through the keyway of such lock;
(2) a device or tool (other than a key or a device or tool under paragraph (1)) designed for the unauthorized opening or bypassing of a lock or similar security device; and
(3) a device or tool designed for making an impression of a key or similar security device to duplicate such key or device.


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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:50 PM

The above post provide lots of interesting information regarding shipping and owing bump keys. Thanks for the sharing the information
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