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. AKTI promotes knives as an essential and valuable tool in everyday life. We educate the public, lawmakers and law enforcement about knives, knife safety, knife laws and knife-related issues.
If this legislation is enacted, Pennsylvania would have no knife prohibitions and statewide uniformity or “preemption .”
Eliminating a myriad of city laws, particularly in larger municipalities, will make it easier for Texans to know and abide by any state laws regarding knives.
Enacting knife preemption would make Mississippi the sole authority on knife laws. No local government or political entity can enact any law more restrictive that the state law.
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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.