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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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Additional 2015 Nevada Knife Bill Introduced

May 23, 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.


2015 Texas Knife Preemption Bill

May 23, 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 – The Year of Knife Law Repeal

May 23, 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.


Bipartisan Bill to Protect Knife Owners Passes Senate Committee

May 20, 2015

Bipartisan legislation would ensure people who are traveling with a secured knife are not prosecuted under local or state laws. The measure was led by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY, and Ron Wyden, D-OR, at the request of the American Knife & Tool Institute (headquartered in Wyoming).


Additional 2015 Texas Knife Bill Introduced

May 16, 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.”


Montana 2015 Pro-Knife Bill Vetoed by Governor

April 30, 2015

Pro-knife bill to increase critical dimension for knives considered weapons from 4″ to 6″ and the key element of unlawful intent added vetoed by Montana Governor Bullock.


New York Bill Will Ease Gravity Knife Arrests and Issues

April 24, 2015

AKTI continues to support New York legislation to make sure knife owners are not arrested for possession of a “gravity” knife that is ill-defined and has nothing to do with illegal intent to use the knife.