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Details: Laws regarding knives are frequently found in weapons statutes and certain knives based on type of mechanism, blade length or undefined term may be classified as weapons. These summaries are not intended to be an exhaustive study and survey of the …

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For Law Enforcement American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: 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 enforcement …

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Age-Based Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: The laws can be invoked as a legislative imprimatur as a defense against civil tort liability. The Alabama Supreme Court case of Stanford v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., 600 So.2d 234 was a civil liability or tort lawsuit by the parents of a nine-year-old boy who purchased a dart game at a Wal-Mart store.

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Finding Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Federal Laws Regarding Knives. The Federal Switchblade Act – is the only federal knife law other than laws about knives in federal facilities. The 2009 Amendment clarified assisted-opening knives are not illegal switchblades. Researching Laws and Legislation. FindLaw.com – Laws, lawyers, and resources

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Nevada Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Laws are interpreted differently by enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and judges. AKTI suggests that you consult legal counsel for guidance. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike.

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Vagueness American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: An examination of how courts across the country have handled vagueness with reference to knife laws can be seen in the example of the otherwise undefined “dangerous knife.” At least four U.S. states (Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York) have enacted laws imposing a restriction on any “dangerous knife.”

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Don’t Believe the Myths American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: A study completed in 2015 found that there was no evidence in states that allowed automatic knives that crimes of murder, robbery or aggravated assault increased compared to periods before and after automatic knives were illegal and then legal. AKTI is removing automatic restrictions state by state, working to enact federal law to protect the

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Membership Information American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: AKTI provides valuable and reliable information about knife laws essential to your business and crucial to keep knife users law-abiding citizens. Your membership supports programs that promote the safe use of knives and encourages the next generation of knife owners.

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Follow Current Knife Legislation American Knife and Tool

Details: 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 Consent.

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Indiana Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Laws are interpreted differently by enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and judges. AKTI suggests that you consult legal counsel for guidance. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike.

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AKTI Approved Knife Definitions American Knife and Tool

Details: Various laws concerning knives involve a blade length. However, there is an extremely wide variety of blade shapes and handle shapes. In the absence of an objective and standardized method for determining blade length, there is the possibility of inconsistent enforcement.

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Is There a 50-State Legal Knife

Details: Where such laws exist the focus goes beyond blade length or “how the knife opens.” Factors such as whether the knife is possessed or carried as a weapon become relevant. The most compelling and irrefutable evidence on the issue of whether a given knife is a weapon would be a statement that it was carried for protection.

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New York State Knife Laws

Details: Laws are interpreted differently by enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and judges. AKTI suggests that you consult legal counsel for guidance. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike.

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AKTI Store American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Your bid on an auction is a legally binding contract. When the auction ends, if your bid is the highest, you have purchased the item and must pay for it. You can either pay by Paypal or with a credit card online as a “Contribution.”. You can also call AKTI at (307) 587-8296 with any questions or …

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The Misunderstood Dirk American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Know Your Knife Laws – The Misunderstood Dirk. Statutes in thirty U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, impose some restriction on the possession or carry of a “dirk.”. At least nine states have repealed statutes regulating any “dirk.”. Most of these various “dirk” statutes can be traced to the nineteenth century when

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The Ivory Ban: American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: On July 6, 2016, a near-total ban on commercial trade in African elephant ivory went into effect in the United States. It’s important to note that the new regulations do not restrict personal possession of ivory. If you already own ivory – an heirloom carving that’s been passed down in your family, or a vintage musical instrument with

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New Hampshire Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: The most obvious risk to an individual in New Hampshire who possesses a knife is that he or she might inadvertently stray across the southern border of the state into Massachusetts where very restrictive knife laws and felony convictions for violations thereof obtain. Updated January 17, 2020, by Daniel C Lawson.

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North Dakota Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Laws are interpreted differently by enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and judges. AKTI suggests that you consult legal counsel for guidance. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike.

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Hawaii Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Laws are interpreted differently by enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and judges. AKTI suggests that you consult legal counsel for guidance. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike.

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North Carolina Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: 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 …

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The Legal Edge American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Concealed weapons laws were developed in a time when many, or most, people openly carried weapons. Concealing a weapon was frowned upon as misleading others that a person was not armed. Now in our time, it is just the opposite. Many weapons laws require, for example, that a handgun be concealed and not visible.

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The Useful Sword Cane American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Cane sword laws in the U.S. developed in the early 19 th Century. In 1822 the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversed a conviction for unlawful possession of a sword cane under an act of the legislature that provided: any person in this commonwealth, who shall hereafter wear a pocket pistol, dirk, large knife, or sword in a cane, concealed as a

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Proposition 65 American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. Proposition 65 was designed to protect California citizens and the State’s drinking water sources from approximately 900 chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm

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Preemption Law and Knives American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Preemption law refers to the “conflict” or overlap between higher and lower laws in the multiple layered arrangement mentioned above. Preemption occurs when a higher level (state) precludes the lower level (municipality) from enacting or enforcing restrictions on a particular issue. Municipalities across the country have enacted knife

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Brandishing a Knife American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Brandishing laws exist in “open” as well as “concealed” carry states. In Maine, the concealment and conspicuity offenses are part of the same statute, § 2001-A. captioned “Threatening display of or carrying concealed weapon.” It provides that one may neither “display in a threatening manner” nor “carry” concealed a bowie

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Circumstances of Possession American Knife and Tool

Details: When interpreting laws regarding the possession of knives, courts have occasionally opted to incorporate a “circumstances of possession” element into a statute, thereby rewriting the law. Pennsylvania law has no statewide general restriction on the carry of knives. It does have a statute, §908, captioned “Prohibited Offensive Weapons

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The Federal Switchblade Act

Details: Most, if not all, U.S. states have laws that provide that every able-bodied individual above a certain age are members of the militia. South Carolina § 25-1-60. captioned Composition and classes of militia, is representative and provides that essentially all “able-bodied persons over seventeen years of age” are members of the militia

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Traveling With a Knife American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Exercise Caution When Traveling With a Knife (Follow the American Knife & Tool Institute’s efforts protect knife users traveling from state to state with introducing the federal Interstate Transport Act.. The burden on knife users of trying to know, understand and comply with complex, overlapping laws and legal authorities will be replaced by reasonable protections.)

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Idaho Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Given the Constitutional limitation on local police and other regulations in conflict with general laws; and the statement in § 18-3302 (1) the authority of the legislature to regulate the concealed carry of weapons – which by definition includes knives – we believe that local regulation as to carrying knives is preempted by § 18-3302 (18).

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Collectors American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Widespread belief persists about the existence of a “bigfoot” hominid in North American forests. Likewise, many believe there is a get-out-of-jail-free “collector” exception to laws regarding the possession of restricted or prohibited knives.

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Tennessee Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Laws are interpreted differently by enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and judges. AKTI suggests that you consult legal counsel for guidance. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike.

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Membership Information Knife Users American Knife and

Details: For knife owners, collectors and clubs, AKTI is the credible source of valuable information to carry and use your knives and edged tools with confidence. We work to remove or clarify laws to allow you to use and enjoy the knives and edged tools you choose for the task at hand. Memberships are listed in the individual’s name. Individual

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About Statewide Knife Preemption American Knife and Tool

Details: The American Knife & Tool Institute Supports Knife Preemption Laws to Protect Law-Abiding Citizens. Summary: Some cities, municipalities, and counties, and other local governments have enacted their own law banning the sale, possession, manufacture, or carry of certain types of knives. Some of these laws have been in place, and perhaps not enforced, for several years, and might include archaic

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About the American Knife & Tool Institute American Knife

Details: About the American Knife & Tool Institute. The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is a non-profit organization (501 (c)6) representing all segments of the knife industry and all knife users. Formed in true grassroots fashion by concerned industry leaders after considerable discussion with individual knifemakers, knife magazine publishers

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Driving While in Possession of a Knife American Knife

Details: Some states have specific laws which create exceptions to weapon restrictions for travelers. In North Carolina, it is unlawful to carry a concealed knife unless it fits within the “ordinary pocket-knife” criterion. However, in that state a person may possess or carry, openly or concealed, a deadly weapon, knives included, at state-owned

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Washington State Knife Bill Passes Senate American Knife

Details: 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 manufacturers in the state of Washington

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State Laws Regarding Auto-Open Knives American Knife and

Details: Don’t Believe the Myths About Automatic Knives. The following states do NOT prohibit auto-open (also referred to as automatic, switchblade, or switch knife) for non-law enforcement citizens. Check State Knife Laws for specific details on possession, carry, manufacturer or sale as some restrictions may apply in a specific state. See the list below for blade length restrictions.

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Concerning Concealment American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: State laws in Ohio and New Mexico prohibit the concealed carry of any “deadly weapon,” a statutorily defined term in each of these states that could conceivably apply to any knife. Florida state law restricts the concealed carry of knives with an exception for a “ common pocketknife” while a similar law in North Carolina exempts any

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AKTI & W. R. Case Applaud Introduction of Pennsylvania

Details: This legislation will bring Pennsylvania laws in line with 43 other states and remove barriers that put Pennsylvania-based manufactures at a competitive disadvantage. “Over the last several years, Case has been growing its business with the help of new technology to deliver an ever-expanding menu of new products.

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Knife Owners’ Protection Act (KOPA) American Knife and

Details: Knife owners would be protected while traveling with their knives in the U.S. The U.S. Senate Bill 1315 and also referred to as “Knife Owners’ Protection Act,”, is an important key to protecting everyone who travels with knives. The burden on knife users of trying to know, understand and comply with several states’ laws will be replaced

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Ohio Court of Appeals Case Summary American Knife and

Details: One of those rights is not to be subject to irrational laws. Here the Court found that the ordinance was an irrational law, that is, there was no reasonable connection between the law and the harm it sought to prevent. The Court noted that because the law lacked a criminal intent AND it punished innocent behavior that it was irrational.

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Vermont Knife Laws American Knife and Tool Institute

Details: Laws are interpreted differently by enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and judges. AKTI suggests that you consult legal counsel for guidance. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike.

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