Senate Amendment 1447 (to H.R. 2892 – the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill) was co-sponsored by a bi-partisan group of 20 U.S. Senators, led by John Cornyn of Texas, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Orrin Hatch of Utah.
An AKTI memo updates members on changes between July 2009 and October 2009 on the Amendment to the Switchblade Act.
A group representing AKTI met with key House committee and subcommittee staffers in September 2009 as part of a successful effort to amend the Federal Switchblade Act of 1958 and prevent U.S. Customs from banning the importation of assisted-opening knives.
Governor Perry signed AKTI-introduced legislation Texas HB 4456 on Thursday, June 18, 2009. It was law effective September 1, 2009.
AKTI releases sample letters to legislators and to U.S. Customs about their proposal to redefine the federal Switchblade Act. Letters are available as Microsoft Word documents and Rich Text format documents.