The American Knife & Tool Institute has been the advocacy voice of the entire knife community since 1998, ensuring that Americans will always be able to make, buy, sell, own, carry and use knives and edged tools. AKTI is recognized worldwide as the most respected, credible and accurate source of knife legislation information, legislative input, and industry information. We have a successful, proven record of accomplishments in making effective changes to restrictive knife laws and promoting reasonable and responsible laws and enforcement.
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- Jun. 8 — New York 2013 Bill Will Ease Gravity Knife Issues
What exactly is a gravity knife, and why should possession of one be considered a crime? The New York Assembly will consider a bill this week introduced by Member Dan Quart (D-73) to decriminalize possession of a gravity knife. This would remove an issue faced by workers and recreational knife users who carry assisted opening or easy opening knives.
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AKTI monitors laws and regulations on the national level and in all 50 states. Read about our successes ensuring your right to own, carry and use knives and edged tools.