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AKTI Legislative Update

The American Knife and Tool Institute is working to change knife laws state by state to repeal and clarify laws that keep you from using, selling or making the knife of your choice with confidence. We continue to work to allow interstate travel of knives without concern of differing state law.

Virginia – “I am pleased to be patron of House Bill 1432, I am grateful for the indispensable assistance of AKTI in preparing and securing Committee passage of the bill, and I look forward to advocating for full passage of the bill during the 2017 General Assembly.” Delegate Ware. HB 1432 & SB 1347 will eliminate carry restrictions on automatic knives for lawful professional and recreational uses. Status: Passed both House and Senate committees. Learn More

Colorado – “AKTI thanks supporter John Bloodgood for his committee testimony and other organizations for their letters of support.” SB 17-008 legalizes sale and possession of automatic and gravity knives by removing them from the state definition of illegal weapons. Status: In Senate for vote. Learn more.

Georgia – SB 49 would increase legal length of a knife blade to carry from 5-1/2 inches to 12 inches. Status: In Senate Committee.

Illinois – SB 607 removes restriction on the sale, manufacture, purchase, possession and carry of automatic knives IF person possesses a current valid Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. Status: In Senate Committee.

Montana – HB 251 would remove knives with a blade length of 4 or more inches wholly or partially concealed from list of illegal concealed weapons. Status: In House

Texas – HB 790 would change definition of illegal knife and legalize an individual to carry concealed or open a dagger, dirk, stiletto or poniard. Status: Introduced

Changing laws is time-consuming and expensive. Please help support our efforts to make changes that benefit the entire knife community.

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