I think we can all agree to the fact that the internet is a massive place. And policing it to ensure that people will not skirt the law with a hundred percent effectiveness is far from possible.
Illegal Possession, Not a Problem
In fact, there are some who are actually using the internet, especially online stores as a platform to buy items that are illegal to acquire, like the ones that will be discussed in the next lines.
Number 1. Brass Knuckles – this is a weapon with moderate to mass destruction category. It is hard to find in brick-and-mortar stores for one, they are illegal to own. However, they are barely regulated at federal level but still, several states outlaw its possession. There are some people who were able to buy one from online stores by labeling it as belt buckles or novelty paper weights.
Number 2. Research Chemicals – for sure, you have read a number of stories of individuals who are ingesting “synthetic” drugs similar to spice or bath salts and freaking out promptly. But, does it ever cross your mind which drug store they bought it or where it came from initially? After all, almost every story like this has not-at-all-minor detail that the drugs can be found easily in convenience stores and smoke shops.
For countless of years already, the government is giving their best efforts in banning such chemicals and turn it to a new breed of illicit substance.
Number 3. Replica Coins – this one includes copy of actual currencies. These are banned officially from various trading sites similar to eBay. They are illegal to be sold as well in secondary-trading sites.
Number 4. Lockpicks – these are items that are used to pick locks, hence the name. While it totally makes sense that they may be illegal to buy online, it does not make sense when you try to look at them.
These long thin pieces of metal are nothing but simple tools that can be made at home. Thus, it is somewhat useless to ban it or make it an illegal purchase online.
Strange, but it is what it is
While it is true that the items listed are strange enough to be considered an illegal online purchase, you’d be glad to know that it is completely legal to buy D2 items and other digital items over the web.