On September 30, 2015, the AKTI presented Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY, and Ron Wyden, D-OR, with the "Common Sense Award." The award is designed to honor Members of Congress who have worked across party lines to further common sense legislation.
Maine becomes the eighth state to repeal its antiquated switchblade ban. Maine Gov. LePage has signed into law LD 264, "An Act To Restore the Right To Possess Certain Knives That Are Used by Many Citizens as Tools."
The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) sent an email blast detailing three ways knife enthusiasts can support good, solid, pro-knife law changes.
Doug Ritter of KnifeRights.org shared information about articles New York Village Voice reporter Jon Campbell wrote condemning the persecution of knife owners in New York City.
The American Knife and Tool Institute launched a revised website, www.AKTI.org, with accurate information about the laws that impact knife businesses and owners in every state.
Ivory ban proponents are feeling the heat from those who would protect their right to own and sell legal ivory on both the federal and state levels.
Knife Rights, Inc. declared July 1, 2014, “Knife Freedom Day” in Tennessee. The repeal of the ban on automatics or switchblades, as well as the repeal of the ban on the carry of knives with blades over 4 inches in length “with intent to go armed,” a vague law subject to abusive interpretation, went into effect...