A New York Bill banning 4-inch knives is apparently on hold. The bill is of concern to AKTI because it deals with “possession” of a certain class of knife based on blade length.
AKTI’s Legislative Action Plan for Knife Industry Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors Will Build Support with Lawmakers, State by State
The American Knife and Tool Institute unveiled its new Legislative Action Plan at the 2001 S.H.O.T. Show in New Orleans. The annual trade gathering also marked the third anniversary of AKTI.
Florida Court Broadly Interprets Ban on Ballistic Knives to Outlaw Automatics
In a legal decision that effectively reverses decades of legal sales of automatic knives in the State of Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal has effectively banned the manufacture, sale or possession of automatic or switchblade knives in the state.
Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Hears Concerns of Knife Industry
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden held a town-hall style meeting with employees and toured the facilities of Benchmade Knife Co. He later met with Benchmade President Les de Asis and other executives from AKTI member companies in Oregon.
AKTI Presentation to U.S. Congresswoman Darlene Hooley in May 2000 Helped Set the Stage for Her and Oregon U.S. Senator Gordon Smith to Come to the Rescue of Columbia River Knife and Tool Company
Thanks to an earlier presentation by AKTI, U.S. legislators intervened with the Customs Service to call off a sweeping product seizure that had lasted some 16 days and threatened the future of Columbia River Knife and Tool Company in Wilsonville, Oregon.
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