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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 Texas Knife Preemption Bill

January 27, 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.


2015 Mississippi Knife Bill

January 26, 2015

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.


Indiana 2015 Knife Regulation Bill

January 22, 2015

Another effort to ensure knife owners or maker does not have to deal with a multitude of knife laws within their state. Let’s get this done in 2015!


AKTI Appoints Daniel C. Lawson as Legislative Consultant

January 19, 2015

The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) has announced that Daniel C. Lawson, of the Pittsburgh law firm Meyer, Darragh, Buckkler, Bebenek & Eck, has been appointed Legislative Consultant for the knife advocacy nonprofit.


South Carolina 2015 Knife Preemption Bills

January 16, 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!