“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.”
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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.
We need your help! If you live in any of the following states: Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington, or Wisconsin, we need you to contact your Senators and let them know you support the Interstate Transport Act.
The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) sincerely thanks Microtech Knives for their confidence and support with a recent generous donation of legal services to the non-profit knife advocacy organization representing the industry and all knife owners.
Effective August 11, 2017, Illinois SB 607 makes the possession and carrying of automatic knives legal for any citizens who possess a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card.