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 the knife or edged tool of their choice. AKTI is recognized worldwide as the most respected, credible and accurate source of knife law information, legislative input, and industry information. The organization has a successful, proven record of accomplishments partnering with legislators for common sense knife legislation that is reasonable, responsible and supports consistent enforcement. AKTI educates the public, lawmakers, law enforcement and our members about knives, knife safety, knife laws and knife-related issues. Knives are an essential and valuable tool in everyday life.
AKTI’s 2016 legislative efforts are focused on federal and state efforts including the Knife Owners’ Protection Act, repeal of restrictions on Auto-Open Knives, and Preemption. We support reasonable, responsible legislation and measured non-partisan efforts to resolve issues. AKTI promotes knives as an essential and valuable tool in everyday life.
How do you measure the blade length of a knife? It seems that measuring a blade would be straightforward, but varying designs and construction can cause confusion about where to start the measurement. This results in issues when different manufacturers offer models that vary in size, as well as when law enforcement officers are measuring a knife to determine if it fits within the laws for a particular jurisdiction.
Organization to Focus on Federal and State Efforts Including the Knife Owners’ Protection Act, Repeal of Restrictions on Auto-Open Knives, and Preemption
Las Vegas, NV – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) today announced its plans to increase its lobbying efforts in order to prompt reform of knife laws in 2016.