American Knife & Tool Institute 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.
“Knives are an important component of hunting, fishing and other recreational activities,” said AKTI Executive Director Jan Billeb. “As an organization, we recognized the value of supporting legislative efforts across the country to protect and advance those outdoor activities and have been a supporter of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation since 2009, partnering with their members on the federal and state levels to remove and improve knife legislation.”
Since 1989 the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen’s organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the interests of America’s hunters and anglers.
“This year’s Banquet is focused on the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and their commitment to conservation,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “Established nearly 30 years ago, the Caucus is now comprised of nearly 300 bipartisan Members of Congress who work on behalf of sportsmen and women across the country to protect and advance hunting, fishing, and conservation priorities.”
Learn more about the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.