I certainly hope so.In some states, the use of or possession of scanners or two way radios in the commission of a crime is a penalty enhancement.
Turnabout is fair play.Some states prohibit having a scanner in a vehicle unless the operator has a valid amature license.
Drop $40 on this and be done with it.It for hiking, line of sigh communication, last time we went out kid took off on her bike, wife have to chase after her. It illigal to own a mf radio now? Wtf
Just don't expect to operate moonbounce with them,
or talk to a relative 10 miles away during the zombie apocalypse.
Again, that'll probably meet your requirements.
Someone stop me if I'm wrong...