Restricted Items

 
 
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Kansas City Freecycle Restricted Items List
 
 
The following is a list of items that are banned or somewhat restricted on the KC Freecycle message board, mainly due to local, state, and/or federal regulations. Those advertising prohibited items may be permanently banned from the list, and their posts will be deleted. The KC Freecycle moderators will monitor the board regularly and will make a good faith effort to remove any items that are in violation of local, state, and federal laws, as well as KC Freecycle guidelines.

Participation in KC Freecycle constitutes an expressed agreement to adhere to local, state, and federal laws, as well as KC Freecycle guidelines. The owners and moderators of KC Freecycle are not responsible for the conduct of list members of the KC Freecycle Network.
 
 
For more information, please refer to our Terms of Service: http://www.kcfreecycle.org/tos/

as well as our List Rules: http://www.kcfreecycle.org/rules/

our Netiquette: http://www.kcfreecycle.org/netiquette/

and safety tips: http://www.kcfreecycle.org/safety/
 
 

Restricted items at a glance:

Airline and Transit Related Items

Alcohol

Animals – Dead

Animals – Live

Anti-Circumvention Policy

Artifacts, Grave-Related Items, and Native American Crafts

Batteries

Catalytic Converters and Test Pipes

Counterfeit Items

Credit Cards

Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia

Electronics

Government IDs and licenses

Hazardous Substances

Human Parts and Remains

Lock-picking Devices

Money

Plants and Seeds

Police-Related Items

Postage Meters

Recalled Items

Sexually Explicit Materials

Slot Machines

Stocks, Bonds, Securities and Related Certificates

Stolen Property

Tobacco

Unauthorized Copies

Weaponry, Including Firearms
 
 
Airline and Transit Related Items

The following items related to the commercial airline and public transportation industries may not be listed on KC Freecycle:

* Any article of clothing or identification related to transportation security or employment with any transportation related industry, including but not limited to, articles of commercial airline pilot’s uniforms, flight attendant’s uniforms, baggage or airport service personnel uniforms, mass transit train or subway related uniforms. Vintage clothing related to commercial airlines, trains, or subways, such as ties, scarves, jackets and similar items, may be sold so long as the item description clearly states that the item is at least 10 years old, is no longer in use by the airline or other transit authority and does not resemble any piece of the current uniforms.

Vintage clothing related to commercial airlines, trains, or subways, such as ties, scarves, jackets and similar items, may be sold so long as the item description clearly states that the item is at least 10 years old, is no longer in use by the airline or other transit authority and does not resemble any piece of the current uniforms.

* Manuals or other materials related to mass commercial public transportation, including safety manuals put out by commercial airlines, or entities operating subways, trains or buses. These too may only be listed if the description clearly states that the material is obsolete and no longer in use by the airline or other transit authority.

* Any official internal, related, non-public documents.
 
 
Alcohol
The trade of alcoholic beverages is a matter that is highly regulated and taxed within the United States. In many states, for example, sellers of alcoholic beverages must be licensed, and in all states they must take steps to ensure that they do not sell their products to minors. It is even illegal for individuals to ship alcoholic beverages, including wine, to a willing adult buyer in some states.

Given the complexities in the law, we felt we must take action with respect to alcohol trading on KC Freecycle. As such, alcohol (including hard liquor, beer, and wine) will not be allowed on KC Freecycle. However, collectible containers not including alcohol and other collectibles (e.g., promotional materials such as t-shirts, hats, etc.) are allowed.
 
 
Animals – Dead

The following list contains general guidelines for listing animals and animal parts on KC Freecycle.

Users with questions about migratory birds, endangered animals, endangered marine life, or other questionable items in this area should contact the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Office (http://www.fws.gov/) or your state wildlife regulatory agency, or refer to extensive information on this topic available at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES; http://www.cites.org/). The following is only a partial list of items that are not allowed on KC Freecycle; please refer to the FWS and/or CITES for more information.

Stuffed Birds

Stuffed migratory birds, any part of any migratory bird, or any migratory bird nest or egg may not be listed on KC Freecycle. The law forbids the trade of migratory birds, including birds that can be lawfully hunted. Migratory birds include all ducks, geese, hawks, owls, crows, and ravens.

Stuffed non-migratory birds, or parts of such birds, may generally be listed on KC Freecycle, if not listed or sold in violation of the state wildlife laws of the states of the giver or recipient. These birds include upland game birds such as quail, turkey, pheasants, and grouse.

Animal Pelts and Skins

Animal parts, including pelts and skins from endangered species (such as leopards, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, sable antelopes, mountain zebras, and Hartmann mountain zebras) may not be traded in interstate commerce and therefore cannot be listed on KC Freecycle. Animal pelts and skins from non-endangered species (for example, non-protected species of zebras, coyotes) may generally be listed on KC Freecycle, if not in violation of the giver and recipient’s specific state laws.

Bear Products

Bears and bear products (for example, bear teeth, claws, and rugs) may not be listed on KC Freecycle.

Mountain lions

Products that contain any part from a mountain lion may not be listed on KC Freecycle.

Marine Mammals

Marine mammal products, including but not limited to polar bear, sea otter, whales (baleen and ivory), porpoise, dolphins, and seals, may not be listed on KC Freecycle. The export/import of marine mammals typically requires CITES as well as other state and/or federal permits. Users should contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or National Marine Fisheries Service before importing or exporting marine mammal products.

Ivory

Any items made of ivory may not be listed on KC Freecycle.

Internal organs of animals

Internal organs of animals (for example, bear gall bladders) may not be listed on KC Freecycle.

Products made from “tortoise shell” or other turtle products

There are a number of items that have been made, both lawfully and unlawfully, from the shell of the hawksbill turtle, a sea turtle that is now an endangered species protected by federal and international law. At one time, it was lawful to make jewelry, glasses, boxes, and other items using the shell of the hawksbill turtle. However, the 1973 Endangered Species Act made it unlawful to sell items made in whole or part out of genuine hawksbill tortoise shells. KC Freecycle will not permit the trade of any item made, in whole or part, from any part of a sea turtle. This includes items such as guitar picks, jewelry, jewelry boxes, hair combs, and other products made from the shell of the hawksbill turtle. Items that appear from the listing to be made from genuine tortoise shell are not permitted. KC Freecycle realizes that users commonly use the phrase “tortoise shell” to describe items that have a particular design resembling a tortoise shell, and that many “tortoise shell” products are actually made out of plastic, glass, or a composite material. These items are permitted on KC Freecycle. However, to avoid confusion, listings of such “faux” tortoise shell items should clearly state that the item is not made of “genuine” tortoise shell.

Other Animal Products

Endangered or protected species, or any part of any endangered or protected species may not be listed on KC Freecycle.
 
 
Animals – Live

Live animals of any type are not allowed on KC Freecycle. For a more detailed explanation of this policy, please go to http://www.kcfreecycle.org/animals-and-freecycle/.
 
 
Anti-Circumvention Policy

Do not list any hardware or software that would enable users to “rip” or otherwise make unauthorized copies of copy-protected video games, software programs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, or CDs, such as:

* DVD ripping software that enables you to copy “copy-protected” DVDs is not allowed on KC Freecycle.

* CD ripping software that enables you to copy “uncopyable” video games, software programs, or other CD-ROMs is not allowed on KC Freecycle.

* A book on how to copy any DVD is not permitted on KC Freecycle.
 
 
Artifacts, Grave-Related Items, and Native American Crafts

Many artifacts, cave formations (speleothems, stalactites, and stalagmites) and grave-related items are protected under federal laws, such as The Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988, and the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act. Please follow these general guidelines when listing related items on KC Freecycle.

Native American items

Native American human remains, gravesite-related items, and burial items may not be listed on KC Freecycle. Native American masks and “prayer sticks” from all Southwestern tribes are also prohibited. This prohibition includes Native Hawaiian human remains, gravesite-related items and burial items.

Artifacts

Artifacts taken from any federal, state, public Department of Interior Agencies (NPS, BLM, USFWS) and Department of Agriculture Agencies (USFS), Native American land, or battlefield are prohibited.

Cave formations

The trade of speleothems, stalactites, and stalagmites from caves on any federal land is prohibited by federal law. See The Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988. Many states also prohibit the trade and/or removal of speleothems, stalactites, and stalagmites taken from caves. Please be sure your item complies with all applicable laws before listing it on KC Freecycle.

An item lawfully removed from private land is permitted. However, government survey markers, such as those issued and marked by the U.S. Geological Survey, may not be listed unless accompanied by a clear scan of proof that the government has transferred ownership of the marker to a private person or entity.

Historical graves, tombstones, or related markers

These items may not be listed on KC Freecycle. While we recognize that some historical grave markers may be privately held within families and legal to sell, KC Freecycle is concerned with vandalism that has occurred in graveyards across the world.

New grave markers and burial plots

These items may be listed on KC Freecycle.

If you have questions about the legality of a particular Native American item or any protected artifact, you may contact the Department of Interior at (505) 248-7937 for further information.

Native American crafts

Though merchants are restricted in the sale of Native American arts and crafts, these are permitted on KC Freecycle as it’s a free site.
 
 
Batteries

Federal law regulates the trade of batteries containing mercury, and pursuant to that law, KC Freecycle does not allow the trade of these types of batteries:

* Mercuric oxide button batteries (button-shaped batteries typically used in vintage camera equipment): http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/14334.html

* Alkaline-manganese batteries containing mercury: http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/14332.html

* Zinc-carbon batteries containing mercury: http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/14333.html
 
 
Catalytic Converters and Test Pipes

The federal Clean Air Act restricts the trade and installation of certain aftermarket catalytic converters and test pipes.

To determine whether your item may be listed, review the Environmental Protection Agency’s Guidelines for Buying and Using Aftermarket Catalytic Converters: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/factshts/catcvrts.pdf
 
 
Counterfeit Items

Do not list counterfeits, unauthorized replicas, or otherwise unauthorized items (such as counterfeit watches, handbags, or other accessories) on KC Freecycle. If the product you are selling bears the name or logo of a company, but it wasn’t made or endorsed by that company, don’t list it on KC Freecycle.
 
 
Credit Cards

KC Freecycle permits the listing of inactive credit or debit cards, provided that the card has been expired for at least 10 years (this time frame was selected by KC Freecycle to define “collectible” credit cards for the purposes of our site.)

Unexpired, active credit or debit cards cannot lawfully be transferred from one person to another, and therefore such items may not be listed on KC Freecycle. The transfer of recently expired credit cards raises privacy concerns and creates the potential for abuse, and therefore such items are also prohibited on the site. If posting a picture of the card, you should cover or block out at least part of the name and/or credit card number.

Older, expired credit cards originally issued by credit card companies, gas companies, stores, and banks may have some collectible value. KC Freecycle will permit the listings of such expired cards, provided that the expiration date on the face of the card is at least 10 years old. List members should also examine the terms and conditions on the card to ensure that the transfer of the expired card is not prohibited.
 
 
Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia

Narcotics, steroids, or other controlled substances (including any substance including in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) may not be listed on KC Freecycle. For more information about specific substances covered by this law, see 21 U.S.C. 812.

Drug paraphernalia, as defined in 21 U.S.C. 863, may not be listed on KC Freecycle. Such paraphernalia includes all items that are primarily intended or designed for use in manufacturing, concealing, or using a controlled substance.

KC Freecycle does not permit the listing of any controlled drug or item that requires a prescription from a licensed practitioner (such as a doctor, dentist, or optometrist) to dispense. Certain drugs, such as insulin, come in prescription and non-prescription forms. Such drugs may also be prohibited. If you are uncertain as to the permissibility of your item, please contact the KC Freecycle moderators prior to listing.
 
 
Electronics

Low power radio transmitting devices and related equipment

Devices that transmit radio signals on the AM or FM bands are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. This includes restrictions on the range of such devices.

On FM frequencies, these low power devices are limited to an effective service range of approximately 35 to 100 feet (11-to-30 meters).

On the AM broadcast band, these devices are limited to an effective service range of approximately 200-to-250 feet (61 to 76 meters).

KC Freecycle does not permit the listing of devices that claim or suggest a more extensive range, as such items may violate these regulations.

Radar jamming devices

There are some products that claim to “jam” or otherwise interfere with police radar devices. According to the FCC, such devices are not lawful, and therefore they may not be listed on KC Freecycle.

Traffic light control devices or signal changers

Products that claim to change stoplights or otherwise inhibit the natural pattern of a traffic signal are not permitted.

CB amplifiers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not permit the use of power amplifiers with Citizens Band radios. Therefore, KC Freecycle prohibits any listings of the following:

CB amplifiers

Amplifiers specified for use on the 11 Meter band

Amplifiers designed for use in frequencies 24 MHz to 35MHz

Amplifiers posted within the CB category

CB Radios that are amplified to exceed 4 Watts using the AM Settings or 12 Watts using the SSB settings

Further clarification can be found in the FCC rules C.F.R. Title 47 Section 2.815

Get more information regarding the FCC rules regarding CB Transceivers: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/

Electronic Surveillance Equipment

KC Freecycle does not permit the trade of products that are designed primarily to record the private oral, wire, or electronic conversations of others without their knowledge or permission. These items (for example, small, easily hidden transmitting devices such as telephone “bugs”, “wiretap” devices, “miniature transmitters”, and “surveillance microphones”) are illegal to possess or sell under Title 18, United States Code Section 2512, and their use also violates the law in many states and countries.

Further, several states (including California) prohibit the use of photographic devices to surreptitiously view or record individuals for sexual purposes. Listings that promote such activity are not permitted on KC Freecycle.

Odometer Modification Devices

Because it is unlawful in many jurisdictions to reset odometers to read less than the true actual mileage on a motor vehicle, the trade of odometer modification and calibration devices (whether manual or electronic) are prohibited on KC Freecycle.

Satellite and Cable TV Descramblers

KC Freecycle does not permit the trade of items that can be used to descramble or facilitate the access to cable or satellite television programming without authorization or payment. Stating the item is for educational or test purposes will not legitimize a product that is otherwise inappropriate.

Information on “how to” descramble or gain access to cable or satellite television programming without authorization or payment is similarly not allowed. KC Freecycle policy also prohibits the “encouragement” of this type of activity.
 
 
Government IDs and licenses

The following items may not be listed on KC Freecycle:

* Items that claim to be, or to look similar to, official government identification documents or licenses, such as birth certificates, drivers licenses or passports. Further, completed applications for such documents containing personal information may not be listed. Expired United States passports that were issued more than 20 years prior to the date of sale will be permitted.

* Current vehicle license plates, or plates that claim to resemble such current licenses. Current vehicle license plates, or plates that claim to resemble such current licenses. Collectible vehicle license plates that are at least 5 years old may be listed. This must be clearly stated within the listing. Government vehicle license plates may not be listed at any time.

* VIN Plates, VIN Plate Rivets, Vehicle Titles, Vehicle Title Stock. Vehicle Titles may only be referenced in listings when accompanied by a functioning vehicle.

* Any item that is primarily used to alter identification documents, licenses, or plates.

* Fake identification cards, or any items that are designed for the manufacturer of such cards.

* Any article of clothing or identification relating to transportation security or employment with any transportation related industry, including but not limited to, articles of commercial airline pilot’s uniforms, steward, or stewardess uniforms, baggage or airport service uniforms, mass transit train, or subway related uniforms. Vintage commercial airline, train, or subway clothing such as ties, scarves, jackets, and similar items, may be sold so long as the item description clearly states that the item is at least 10 years old, is no longer in use by the airline, and does not resemble any piece of the airline’s current uniform.

* Any official internal, non-public documents, manuals, or other materials related to mass commercial public transportation, including internal manuals put out by commercial airlines, or entities operating subways, trains, or buses.
 
 
Hazardous Substances

Freon and Other Refrigerants

The federal government regulates the sale of Class 1 and Class 2 refrigerants, including products commonly known as Freon R-12 and Freon R-22. As such, these materials are not allowed on KC Freecycle.

Hazardous items

Hazardous or dangerous goods are items that may pose a danger to health, safety, or property while being transported, such as explosives, radioactive materials, flammable gases and solids, and toxic substances. Many hazardous goods cannot be shipped through the mail or commercial carrier at all. Such items are not allowed on KC Freecycle.

Pesticides

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the sale, distribution, and use of pesticides and pesticide products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. sec. 136 to 136x).

It is against the law to trade unregistered or misbranded pesticides in the United States. Generally, it also is illegal to trade suspended or canceled pesticides. This means that if you try to trade a pesticide product or container that is mislabeled, not registered with the EPA, or no longer registered with the EPA, you could be breaking the law and subject to criminal or civil penalties, including fines. Some products that claim to be alternatives to traditional pesticides such as Chinese or Insecticidal Chalk, are in fact pesticides that require registration with EPA. The trade of such products is illegal, and therefore they may not be listed on KC Freecycle.

For more information, please refer to the EPA: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/
 
 
Human Parts and Remains

Humans, the human body, or any human body parts may not be listed on KC Freecycle. Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to: organs, bone, blood, waste, sperm, and eggs. Items that contain human hair (such as lockets) as well as skulls and skeletons that are used for medical purposes may be listed on KC Freecycle.

KC Freecycle does not permit the trade of Native American skulls, bones or other Native American grave related items, as the trade of such items may violate federal law.
 
 
Lock-picking Devices

KC Freecycle does not permit the listing of any lock-picking or locksmithing device such as lock picks, lock-picking sets, lock-picking cards, tension bars, lock-picking guns, autolock bypass keys (“jigglers”), try-out keys, “slim-jims,” tubular lock picks, digital decoders, and code grabbing devices. This includes key cutters, which are designed for making an impression of a key or similar security device to duplicate such a key or device.
 
 
Money

Currency is generally in violation of KC Freecycle’s most important rule, that of “Keep it FREE!”. Thus, the only forms of currency that will be allowed are collectible bills and coins. Please contact the KC Freecycle moderators before listing any such items to ensure that they’re allowed. Appeals for money or financial assistance are strictly prohibited on KC Freecycle.
 
 
Plants and Seeds

Some federal, state, and local laws prohibit the sale of certain types of plants or seeds that are considered “exotic” or “noxious” weeds. The United States Department of Agriculture prohibits the importation and interstate movement of federally defined noxious weeds and seeds. Besides reviewing the list of prohibited noxious weeds and seeds, list members should also review the state-by-state list of regulated noxious weeds, and consult with state and local authorities to determine whether the items they are considering buying or selling are legal in their state:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_7/7cfr360_00.html

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/permits/fnwsbycat-e.html

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_7/7cfr361_00.html

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/npb/statenw.html
 
 
Police-Related Items

You may not list law enforcement badges or official law enforcement equipment from any public entity, including badges issued by the government of any country. This prohibition extends to police badges and official equipment from federal, state or local law enforcement agencies of the United States.

Further, federal agencies also prohibit any commercial reproduction of their name, seal or logo. Therefore, copies or reproductions of police badges are banned. Such badges infringe upon the copyright and trademark rights of the agency that issued the badges.
 
 
Postage Meters

KC Freecycle does not permit the listing of postage meters on its site since the sale by unauthorized dealers violates United States Postal Service Regulations.

Postage meters are devices that can be leased from authorized manufacturers and used to print postage labels. A meter locks when no postage or minimal postage remains. A meter generally must be taken to the licensing post office to be reset by payment for additional postage. Avoiding the payment of postage by misusing a meter is punishable by law.

Postage meters are available only by lease from authorized manufacturers. The USPS holds manufacturers responsible for the control, operation, maintenance, and replacement of their meters.
 
 
Recalled Items

KC Freecycle strongly supports the efforts of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to protect consumers against potentially hazardous goods. The CPSC, an independent federal regulatory agency, protects consumers by issuing warnings about goods that might be hazardous, and even issuing recalls of certain products. Items that have been the subject of CPSC action include lawn darts, baby products (such as defective cribs, infant carriers, and car seats), propane heaters, and thousands of other products.

If you’re giving an item away on KC Freecycle, you should take a few minutes to check with the CPSC and ensure that the products you’re gifting have not been the subjects of a CPSC recall. And if you’re a recipient, educate yourself about recalled products in areas that you might be receiving:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html

Also consider consulting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website to learn information about recalled motor vehicles, child safety seats, vehicle equipment and tires:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsearch.cfm
 
 
Sexually Explicit Materials

All forms of pornography, both legal and illegal (e.g., child pornography), are prohibited on KC Freecycle, in both video and written form. Sexual services are also banned.
 
 
Slot Machines

The trade or even ownership of coin-operated slot machines is regulated or forbidden in a number of states, even for personal in-home use. The laws are often complex and may subject violators to criminal penalties. Out of respect for these laws, KC Freecycle will not generally permit the listing of coin-operated slot machines on its Web site. There are three exceptions to this general prohibition: antique slot machines, non-coin operated slot machines, and non-functional slot machines.
 
 
Stocks, Bonds, Securities and Related Certificates

Such items are considered “money” by KC Freecycle and thus are in violation of the “keep it free” policy.
 
 
Stolen Property

The trade of stolen property is strictly forbidden on KC Freecycle, and violates state, federal and international law.
 
 
Tobacco

The trade of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and related products is a matter that is highly regulated and taxed within the United States.

Due to the many difficulties inherent in assuring that tobacco trades comply with applicable laws, KC Freecycle will not permit the trade of cigarettes, cigars, or smokeless tobacco on its Web site.

KC Freecycle will continue to allow tobacco-related collectibles, including tobacco related memorabilia and packaging (provided you comply with the above policies), which are not subject to the same legal constraints.
 
 
Unauthorized Copies

Do not list unauthorized (such as pirated, duplicated, backup, bootleg, and so forth) copies of software programs, video games, music albums, movies, television programs, or photographs on KC Freecycle.

If you have used VHS tapes you’d like to offer, you’re free to do so; however, to keep within the rules, please just offer them as “used VHS tapes” as opposed to, say, “VHS tapes of recorded HBO movies.”
 
 
Weaponry, Including Firearms

Firearms cannot be listed on KC Freecycle. Firearms include all “pre-ban,” sporting, collectible, curio and relic (C&R), and antique firearms, regardless of their capability to fire a shot. Any item that is designed to propel a metal (or similar) projectile is covered by this ban, regardless of that item’s present ability to fire.

Other firearms-related items that are not permitted on KC Freecycle include ammunition, BB guns, air guns, silencers, converters (any item which can convert a firearm to have automatic capability), kits (any kit that can be used to create a firearm), flares, flare launchers, flare guns, and the receivers for flare guns. Illegal components, such as silencers, converters (to convert a firearm to have automatic capability), and short barrels are prohibited.

Additionally, ordnance (military weaponry, ammunition, and related parts) is not permitted. Other items designed as weapons are also prohibited on KC Freecycle; such items include knives, switchblade knives, disguised knives, nunchaku, brass or other metal knuckles, leaded cane/staff/crutch/stick, zip guns, shurikens, hand grenades or metal replica hand grenades, throwing stars, billy clubs/batons, sandclubs, sandbags, or slungshots (also known as saps or blackjacks).

Federal and state laws require that replica, “look-alike,” and imitation firearms have clear markings permanently affixed to the weapon. The most common requirement is a blaze orange plug inserted in the barrel of the item. This law applies even to novelty items, such as cigarette lighters, that are designed to look like firearms. KC Freecycle will NOT permit the listing of any look-alike weapon that does not comply with these laws.

Blank guns, replica or imitation guns, paintball guns, and “airsoft” guns may be listed provided that:

* The item does not, and cannot be readily altered to, shoot a projectile (except for paintball guns or “airsoft” guns.)

* The receiver is not a firearm as classified by law. See U.S. Code Title 18, Section 921

* The replica or imitation gun has the legal markings required by law AND blank ammunition is not included in the trade. See U.S. Code Title 15, Section 5001
 
 
 
 
Last updated 7/26/10

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