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AKTI News

This is where you’ll find the latest AKTI news.  It includes information about the legislation and regulations we are either proactively introducing to remove knife restrictions or clarify laws or are monitoring to watch for issues that need action. You’ll also find out about the many other educational and information efforts of our organization to promote knives as an essential, valuable tool.

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2015 – The Year of Knife Law Repeal

April 17, 2015

The American Knife & Tool Institute has an aggressive legislative plan to repeal and rewrite U.S. knife law in 2015, eliminating confusion, archaic terms and clarifying what knife owners, sellers and makers need to know.


Additional 2015 Nevada Knife Bill Introduced

April 8, 2015

Second bill introduced in Nevada would remove prohibitions on dirks, daggers, switchblades and belt buckle knives. It would NOT repeal the prohibitions on machetes. Current amendment would NOT enact statewide uniformity.


Wisconsin 2015 Bill Regarding Switchblades

April 2, 2015

Corresponding bills introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate would clarify assisted opening knives are not switchblades, allow for limited carry of automatics and permit the manufacture of automatics within the state.


2015 Texas Knife Preemption Bill

April 2, 2015

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.


Ivory Bans Across the US

March 24, 2015

The Elephant Protection Organization www.elephantprotection.org is working to stop bans that persecute law abiding citizens and refocus efforts on strategies that will actually save elephants.


Additional 2015 Texas Knife Bill Introduced

March 24, 2015

Dagger, dirks, stilettos, bowie knives, swords, spears, knives with over 5″ blades and hand instruments designed to cut or stab another by being thrown would be removed from list of “illegal knives.”


South Carolina 2015 Knife Preemption Bills

March 20, 2015

Thanks to Senator Bryant and Representative Pitts for re-introducing bills in South Carolina to enact knife preemption so knife owners do not have to worry about stricter city laws. Help us get it done in 2015!