2017 AKTI Efforts Continue Federal and State Efforts Including the Knife Owners’ Protection Act, Repeal of Restrictions on Auto-Open Knives, and Preemption
This is where you’ll find the latest AKTI News and the latest news in the knife industry. AKTI News 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 fundamental, valuable tools.
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At AKTI, we believe knives and firearms should be legislated separately, and knife owners should not be forced to register as firearms owners in order to legally carry their tool. We call on the Illinois Legislature to take this initiatve one step further, and ensure that owners of automatic knives are allowed to carry their knives legally within the state, and without the restriction of a FOID card.”
So far thirteen handmade custom knifemakers have committed to donate a knife to be auctioned at AKTI’s second “Giving Back Event” during the Blade Show at the Renaissance Waverly, Atlanta.
We need your help! If you live in Virginia, Call or Email your Delegate and Senator before this Wednesday, April 5th!
Don’t live in Virginia, but know a knife user who does? Forward this page on to them.
“It has been a pleasure working with Rep. Lebsock and the American Knife and Tool Institute to repeal Colorado’s automatic knife prohibition.” Senator Owen Hill