Skip to comments.Knife Rights Welcomes AKTIís Support of Knife Rightsí Federal Law Initiative
Posted on 02/05/2014 7:05:44 PM PST by marktwain
Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights is pleased to welcome American Knife and Tool Institutes (AKTI) support for Knife Rights signature initiative new federal legislation to protect the travels of law-abiding knife owners from a patchwork of conflicting local laws.
Conceived by Knife Rights in 2010, the recently-introduced legislation is the product of three years of groundbreaking work by Knife Rights. The Knife Owners Protection Act (KOPA) is patterned after a federal law protecting the travels of law-abiding gun owners, but with significant improvements addressing decades of courtroom experience with that law.
Knife Rights recruited top legal talent in the nation to draft and refine KOPA back in January, 2011, recalled Doug Ritter, Chairman and Founder of Knife Rights. With contributions from knife owners and a donation from Becker Knife & Tool, we retained a team of dedicated professionals to get the job done from concept to bill introduction, continued Ritter. KOPA was conceived as a compliment to Knife Rights aggressive state law initiatives.
We honed and refined literally dozens of drafts, with ongoing input from Second Amendment organizations that have decades of litigation experience with courts that have undermined the existing gun owner protection law, observed Ritter. Only after we were satisfied that our proposed legislation would not be subject to the same vulnerabilities did we begin the painstaking process of recruiting bill sponsors on Capitol Hill. That process culminated in the successful introduction of House Bill H.R.3478 on November 13, 2013.
Protecting knife owners is Knife Rights only mission one we have pursued vigorously at both the state and national level, said Ritter. Thats why Knife Rights is so pleased to welcome the knife industry trade organization AKTIs support of the Senate version of our legislation, Senate Bill S.1955, introduced on January 16, 2014.
ATKI has heralded the introduction of the Senate version of Knife Rights federal initiative in a recent press release and newsletter.
Knife Rights welcomes AKTIs support and encourages other industry organizations and individual knife owners to support Knife Rights work on this pioneering legislation as well. Donate to Knife Rights can be made at www.KnifeRights.org/Donate
A FAQ on KOPA with additional details and background can be found at: http://bit.ly/1arZIa0
ABOUT KNIFE RIGHTS
Knife Rights (www.KnifeRights.org) is Americas grassroots knife owner organization, aggressively fighting for a Sharper Future for all knife owners. As the premiere organization of its kind, Knife Rights is dedicated to providing an effective voice for knife owners in the public policy arena. In the past four years Knife Rights has passed pro-knife legislation in 11 states and stopped anti-knife legislation in four states. Knife Rights is also lead plaintiff in a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging New York Citys extreme persecution of knife owners. Knife Rights has filed pro-knife legislation in eight states so far in 2014.
Knife Rights continues to lead the way with aggressive proactive legislative action to defend and protect knife owners rights. KOPA is just another example of our groundbreaking efforts to create a Sharper Future for all Americans.
For more information contact:
Todd Rathner Director of Legislative Affairs trathner@KnifeRights.org
I have been fascinated by knives and edged weapons since I was a small boy. They can be fearsome weapons. Right beside my bed right now is a Fiskars hatchet.
Of course I also have two automatic pistols and a pump shotgun loaded with 7 rounds of 00Buck.
For some reason I have always feared edged weapons in the hands of people I do not trust.
I wish I could afford a high quality claymore.
I actually have that one and also a cheaper but still good version made in South Africa. Both by Cold Steel.
Not really fond of getting the federal government involved in something like this.
Big Brother’s door swings both ways.
Have read lotsa good reviews about CS stuff, and their pricing seems quite reasonable too.
Are you sure that is a Kabar? It is too much trouble to try and dig mine out but in my memory that is exactly what mine looks like. Sheath also looks the same.
Look close. Says Ka-bar right on the blade...
I cannot quite make it out but will take your word.
I still am a little suspicious that it is a cold steel one with Kabar branding it.
Actually now that I think about it, the handle is different from the Cold Steel one but looks very, very similar to a series of knives made by Ontario called “spec plus”.
I guess I will have to accept it as made by Kabar tho unless I can disprove it.
(pre-fag) Scout's honor, it's this one, but about $30 cheaper at Amazon:
The price of the Kabar and Ontario are very similar. The blades are slightly different but the handles are very alike.
Oh this is going to be an awesome thread!
Videos like this one.
The one thing that really impressed me about the one I bought was how THICK it is across the spine of the blade. It's a solid SLAB of steel around 3/8" at the peak of the bend.
The balance is phenomenal as well. You can hack away trimming trees/brush with remarkably little arm fatigue like you'd expect from a machete or brush axe.
And as imposing a blade as it is, 13.5" blade on mine, I'd EDC the dang thing as well. Proudly.
It was a birthday present to myself last year. :-)
Sharp and pointy things... :-)
I’ve been jonesing for one of those from Khukri House.
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