Art of Lock Picking


Ethics & Legality

Criminals don't pick locks, there are much easier and quicker methods to get in a home.

3 Reasons Why Most Criminals Don’t Pick Locks

One of the greatest misconceptions that plagues the name of lock picking and locksport is that the craft itself is born from malicious roots.

That lock picking is a skill based upon criminal intent and anyone wishing to learn of it beyond the scope of locksmithing must have some mischievous underlying purpose.

But if we for a moment take a step back and look at the data regarding lock picking and home burglary, along with some logical reasoning to explain it, we will see that lock picking isn’t the monster that society believes it to be.

As we are about to see, most criminals don’t pick locks.

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Is lock picking illegal?

Do we as hobby lock pickers need to hide our lock picks deep within our dresser behind that weird grouping of socks we never wear?

The truth is, lock picking can get you into some real trouble, even if you feel as if you are doing nothing wrong. Lock picking isn’t as black and white as simply picking your own locks and you’ll be fine — even though that is a solid first step on the correct path.

By simply educating yourself on the basics of the lock picking related laws and ethical picking, you can truly save yourself from an unfortunate situation with the law.

It’s far better the spend the 10 minutes going through this chapter than it is to spend a butt-ton of your hard earn dollars and time in court over something as silly as picking a lock.

This archive is dedicated to all and any information on the legality of lock picking and ethical picking to help you stay safe while practicing this amazing craft!

Happy Picking!