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For Law Enforcement American Knife and Tool Institute

For Law Enforcement. AKTI is the resource for law enforcement, providing, interpreting and understanding knife laws in all 50 states, D.C. and locally. Thanks Law Enforcement for all you do! We are creating more resources to assist law

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The Legal Edge American Knife and Tool Institute

(6 days ago) State Rep. Jenn Coffey was the force behind removing all New Hampshire knife restrictions and enacting a preemption law so that cities could not create restrictive knife laws. … ADDENDUM: Follow AKTI News for more recent victories that have changed knife laws in Alaska, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, Maine and more.

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Encounters With Law Enforcement American Knife and …

(3 days ago) A law enforcement officer has a right for their own protection to stop a person and frisk him/her without probable cause to arrest, if the police officer has a reasonable suspicion that the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime and has a reasonable belief that the person “may be armed and presently dangerous.”

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Encouraging Sensible Knife Legislation American Knife

(3 days ago) Difference between Law and Legislation | Law vs Legislation

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Finding Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

(2 days ago) The Law School of Cornell University has links to resources including state constitutions, statutes, pending bills, court rules and official state websites. Check out the legislative session charts and calendars for introducing bills in various states at the National Council of State Legislatures .

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Age-Based Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

(2 days ago) Florida law also restricts the transfer of weapons, including knives in general, but excluding “common pocketknives,” to minors. Two levels of restriction apply. It is a felony for a “dealer in arms” to sell a bowie or dirk to a minor per 790.18. The same conduct by a non-dealer individual is a misdemeanor per 790.17.

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Follow Current Knife Legislation American Knife and Tool

(4 days ago) Issue: Varying laws from state to state Summary: Would protect law-abiding knife owners traveling between states from conflicting state knife laws, provided the knife they possess is legal in both the state of origin and state of destination, and they are properly stored according to the law. Status: This legislation passed the U.S. Senate on December 11, 2018, by Unanimous …

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Florida Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

(6 days ago) Florida law enforcement officers are exempt from the licensing and penal provisions of Chapter 790 Weapons and Firearms while acting in the course and scope of their duties. A simplified licensing provision is available to active-duty military personnel and honorably discharged veterans pursuant to 790.062.

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Boston Revised Ordinance Passes, Permits Recreational

(8 days ago) No person, except as provided by law, shall carry on his person, or carry under his control in a vehicle, any knife having any type of blade in excess of two and one-half (2 1/2″) inches, (except when actually engaged in hunting or fishing or [delete … in going directly to and/or returning directly from such activities, or any employment

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Membership Information American Knife and Tool Institute

(2 days ago) Encounters With Law Enforcement; The Legal Edge; Membership Information. As the advocacy organization representing the sporting knife and tool industry and all knife owners, AKTI works to educate, promote and inform about knives as valuable, essential tools in our everyday lives. Every cent of your membership is an investment in your business

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District of Columbia Knife Laws American Knife and Tool

(9 days ago) Samuel Vinton, the defendant in the above case was stopped by law enforcement for driving at an excessive speed and found to have various restricted items in his vehicle, as well as a “butterfly knife” under a floor mat. The D.C. Court of Appeals analysis was that the butterfly knife was a deadly or dangerous weapon under either alternative.

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New York Knife Laws

(7 days ago) New York State law does not distinguish between open or concealed carry, but visibility is a factor in some city ordinances. See discussion below. Restrictions on Sale or Transfer: It is unlawful to “dispose of” (gift, loan, sell, transfer) any switchblade, ballistic knife, metal knuckle knife or cane sword. (§ 265.10).

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Is There a 50-State Legal Knife

(3 days ago) An example is the decisional law rule in Texas roughly defined as the “flat-edged part of the knife, which includes the sharpened part of the instrument and any remaining flat-edged part up to, but not including, the handle.” McMurrough v. The State of Texas, 995 S.W. 2d 944 (1999).

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California Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

(9 days ago) California law provides for enhanced penalties for repeat offenders. Emmanuel Castiollopez, mentioned above, was sentenced to a prison term of three years and eight months. Jonathon Lee Hester was sentenced to six years for the possession of two box cutters.

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Wyoming Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

(6 days ago) Wyoming law does not stigmatize knives by type or size. Law-abiding adults in the state may select and carry such a knife as they believe suitable. Persons under the age of 21 should recognize that a concealed knife is subject to being considered a ‘dangerous weapon’ and proceed accordingly. A first offense violation of § 6-8-104, the

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Free to Carry American Knife and Tool Institute

(3 days ago) 2020 Free to Carry. Thank you to everyone who has supported us in the past for the event at the Blade Show and the 2020 Free to Carry online auction!

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The Ivory Ban: American Knife and Tool Institute

(5 days ago) items imported as law enforcement or scientific specimens; To qualify for the ESA antiques exemption, an item must meet all of the following criteria [seller/importer/exporter must demonstrate]: It is 100 years or older. It is composed in whole or in part of an ESA-listed species;

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The Legal Edge American Knife and Tool Institute

(Just Now) Jan Billeb: A knife owner needs to know about the law regarding knives in the location where he or she lives and where they may travel as restrictions can vary greatly. In addition to state laws, many cities or counties have additional ordinances regarding knife possession.

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Freedom of Commerce Act (FCA) American Knife and Tool

(2 days ago) AKTI’s Freedom of Commerce Act, S. 1588, will repeal the Federal Switchblade Act of 1958 ( 15 U.S.C. § 1241 – 1244) and allow consumers to purchase any automatic knife legal in their state, regardless of where it was manufactured. The legislation will also remove burdensome prohibitions on free trade, interstate commerce, and consumer choice.

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Louisiana Knife Bill Provides Clear Definition of

(3 days ago) Under Louisiana law a uniform standard applies, so this legislative change will be a win for all Louisiana residents. If passed the law will be effective August 1, 2012. We’ll keep you posted and you can follow the bill’s progress on the Louisiana State Legislature’s website. SB 78. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana: Section 1.

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Hawaii Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

(5 days ago) Law Enforcement/Military. There are no exemptions for law enforcement or military members applicable to knives. Consequences Violations of §§ 134-51 – 134-53 are misdemeanors punishable by confinement for up to one year. Updated by Daniel C. Lawson July 27, 2020.

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The Long and Short of It American Knife and Tool Institute

(1 days ago) October 15, 2021. Blade length restrictions add to the confusion of knife laws, law interpretation, and how to stay compliant in your own community, state, and when traveling. In the October issue of Knife Magazine, attorney and knife expert Dan Lawson examines “The Long and Short of It” regarding blade length restrictions in various states.

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AKTI & W. R. Case Applaud Introduction of Pennsylvania

(5 days ago) Pennsylvania law prohibits the ownership, possession, manufacture, and sale of automatic knives, commonly used tools in agriculture, the trades, and outdoor enthusiasts such as fishermen and hunters. HB 1929 removes these restrictions and will allow knife manufacturers to make the knives and retailers to sell the knives as is common in other

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The Misunderstood Dirk American Knife and Tool Institute

(4 days ago) California law prohibited the concealed carry of any dirk or dagger. The dilemma was that the item was a modified British bayonet and, as observed by …

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Court of Appeals of California Case Summary American

(4 days ago) That is the law was vague and unconstitutional regardless of the facts that it was applied to because of the Second Amendment. The court rejected this argument noting that because the California knife law was not, as the handgun ban was in Heller , a COMPLETE ban on knives, it survived a facial challenge.

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Concerning Concealment American Knife and Tool Institute

(4 days ago) This law, enacted in 1852, will hopefully soon be repealed by Alabama Senate Bill No. 12020. As the anti-dueling, concealed carry laws became constitutionally recognized and accepted, the phenomenon of legislative creep caused the extension to various ‘disfavored’ items such as automatic knives.

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Warning Regarding New York Knife Amendment American

(9 days ago) Warning Regarding New York Knife Amendment. September 4, 2019. The American Knife & Tool Institute cautions knife manufacturers and the knife community regarding the recent amendment (S4202) to the New York State law and legal exposure for commerce in “Undetectable Knives” as well as possession. We have concerns about the intent of the

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Michigan District Court Case Summary American Knife and

(3 days ago) Kershaw Speedsafe knife not banned by Michigan law prohibiting automatic knives. Summary. The court in this case simply adopted the brief submitted by defense counsel as its order, appending a few sentences onto the brief as its order. As such, we do not know much about the factual background of the case.

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Brandishing a Knife American Knife and Tool Institute

(1 days ago) Nevada law wisely prohibits school students K-8 from being punished for “brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food item to simulate a firearm or dangerous weapon.” (N.R.S. 392.4634). Certain state laws establish measurable standards.

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Board of Regents American Knife and Tool Institute

(4 days ago) Dan Lawson is an attorney and knife expert who has contributed a tremendous amount of time to the American Knife & Tool Institute, formerly while with the law firm of Meyer Darragh Buckler Bebenek & Eck, P.L.L.C, and now as an independent attorney at law.

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Canadian Knife Issues American Knife and Tool Institute

(8 days ago) Canadian law, through Subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code, bans “prohibited weapons,” which the Criminal Code defines as: (a) a knife that has a blade that opens automatically by gravity or centrifugal force or by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in or attached to the handle of the knife, or

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Affirmative Defenses American Knife and Tool Institute

(2 days ago) Colorado law provides an affirmative defense within a statutory definition for “knife,” § 18-12-105 (1) (f): “Knife” means any dagger, dirk, knife, or stiletto with a blade over three and one-half inches in length, or any other dangerous instrument capable of inflicting cutting, stabbing, or tearing wounds, but does not include a

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Florida Court Broadly Interprets Ban on Ballistic Knives

(5 days ago) Law enforcement appears to be taking a rather subdued approach to enforcing the new ruling. A Tampa Legal Bulletin, issued by an assistant city attorney on May 11, 2001, urges that “… fairness dictates that officers warn knife merchants of the state of the law prior to taking formal enforcement action.” STATE of Florida v. DARYNANI. 774

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North Carolina Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

(3 days ago) North Carolina law, § 14-269, restricts the concealed carry of any bowie knife, dirk, dagger, razor, or “other deadly weapon of like kind,” except when one is on his own premises. There is an “ordinary pocketknife” exception which does not extend to some of the location-based restrictions such as schools.

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Don’t Believe the Myths About Automatic Knives American

(6 days ago) AKTI is removing automatic restrictions state by state and working to enact federal law to protect the rights of knife owners who travel between different states and jurisdictions. Our goal is also to repeal the FSA which is a ban on the commerce of valuable tools between states.

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California Court of Appeals Case Summary American Knife

(6 days ago) The court also rejected both vagueness arguments. The court first noted that the law was clear about what it banned and that innocent possessions would not be criminalizes because of 1) the jury instruction given in a case involving the law; and 2) the possibility of raising an accident defense.

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Washington State Knife Bill Passes Senate American Knife

(8 days ago) SB 5782, a knife bill that would remove “spring blade knife” (aka automatic or switchblade) from Washington State Statute RCW 9.41.250, allowing law-abiding individuals to possess and sell these knives passed the Senate today with only one “no” vote. It has been referred to the House Commmittee on Civil Rights and Judiciary. Since 2012, knife …

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About the Interstate Transport Act (ITA) American Knife

(Just Now) Legislation referred to as the “Interstate Transport Act, (ITA)” is an important key to protecting everyone who travels across different states with knives whether for work, or daily or outdoor activities. The burden on knife users of trying to know, understand and comply with several local and states’ laws will be replaced by these

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AKTI Approved Knife Definitions American Knife and Tool

(3 days ago) AKTI Approved Knife Definitions. The American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI) is a 501 (c) 6 nonprofit organization representing all aspects of the knife industry. As a part of its mission to educate and inform members of the knife community as well as the public, legislative, and law enforcement entities about knives and knife laws, AKTI

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Circumstances of Possession American Knife and Tool

(9 days ago) Washington law, 9.41.250, provides that it is unlawful to carry with the intent to conceal “any dagger, dirk, pistol, or other dangerous weapon.” A conviction for possession of a paring knife with a blade of 3 inches was upheld in State v Myles, 903 P2d 979 (1995).

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New York Gravity Knife Reform Happens! American Knife

(4 days ago) An going effort of numerous years, with support from the New York Legal Aid Society and other organizations, finally means success! New York Governor Cuomo, who twice previously vetoed legislation reforming New York State’s gravity knife law, signed into law A 5944.This law removes “gravity knife” from the New York penal law, eliminating problems that have plagued New …

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Follow 2017 Knife Legislation American Knife and Tool

(6 days ago) Issue: Varying laws from state to state Summary: Would protect law abiding knife owners traveling between states from conflicting state knife laws, provided the knife they possess is legal in both the state of origin and state of destination and they are properly stored according to the law. Status: Re-introduced on May 10.Referred to Senate Commitee on Commerce, …

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Ohio Knife Laws Go Positive American Knife and Tool

(4 days ago) Ohio SB 140 to Become Law. Very positive changes are coming to Ohio knife laws. SB 140 has just been signed by Governor Mike DeWine and will be effective in 90 days (April 12, 2021).

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