Outdoor lifestyle products company joins other industry leaders on board of knife community’s premier advocacy organization
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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.
AKTI honored Senate staffers for their work on the Interstate Transport Act, legislation that will provide lawful knife owners federal protection they have never had from the current patchwork of state and local knife laws.
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.