Outdoor lifestyle products company joins other industry leaders on board of knife community’s premier advocacy organization
New economic reports by Southwick Associates reveals more than 53 million Americans consider themselves sportsmen and women, spending more than $93.5 billion in 2016 on gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more. Gear – that includes knives. Sportsmen and women are major knife users in all of their activities.
The Interstate Transport Act would create a federal protection for knife owners, allowing legal interstate travel with knives, provided the knives are transported to and from states where the law allows possession of such knives, and they are transported in locked containers.
AKTI Board of Regent members joined nearly 60 members of Congress, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and other industry leaders from the sportsmen’s community in Washington, D.C., for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) 26th Annual Banquet and Auction on Sept. 6th.
The AKTI “State of the Sporting Knife and Tool Industry Report” provides an in-depth statistical snapshot of the industry. Previous reports have been instrumental in the successes of the organization to clarify or remove knife laws on the state level, and moving current federal initiatives.