Legislation Would Repeal the Current Prohibition on the Manufacture, Ownership, Possession, Custody, and Use of Automatic Knives
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Importing Knives into Canada A recent Canadian Customs notice published January 5, 2018, has raised several questions about importing folding knives into Canada from the U.S., even though they are legal to sell and possess. The American Knife & Tool Institute and Canadian stakeholders have been working towards a solution since mid-January. We are actively […]
“This measure would remove one of the many federal regulatory burdens that have hindered manufacturing growth, interstate commerce and consumer practices for far too long. I thank AKTI for recognizing me with this honor.”
The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) and Senator Mike Crapo today (September 7, 2017) announced the introduction of the Freedom of Commerce Act, legislation that will repeal the Federal Switchblade Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. § 1241 – 1244) and allow consumers to purchase any automatic knife legal in their state, regardless of where it was manufactured. The legislation will also remove burdensome prohibitions on free trade, interstate commerce, and consumer choice.
2017 AKTI Efforts Continue Federal and State Efforts Including the Knife Owners’ Protection Act, Repeal of Restrictions on Auto-Open Knives, and Preemption