Competing Federal Knife Bills Blunt Reform Efforts

This story is added because of interest on the NFOA Forum members.

With Donald Trump as President, now is the time to reform federal knife laws and to protect knife owners from abusive state laws.

Two different bills have been introduced, one in the House, H.R. 84, by Knife Rights, and one in the Senate, S. 1092, by American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI). The two bills are based on continuing efforts by both groups. They are superficially similar, but differ in crucial details. Both bills are fairly short.

As with all legislation, you have to read the language very carefully and critically to understand some of the differences.