AKTI & WR Case Applauds Introduction of Pennsylvania Knife Law
Legislation removes the barrier for the benefit of local manufacturers
– CJ Buck
CODY, WYOMING, USA, Oct 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) and WR Case & Sons Cutlery Company, a Pennsylvania-based knife maker, applaud the introduction of HB 1929 by Representative Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) who would bring positive change to knife owners and makers in Pennsylvania by removing dated bans. This legislation will bring Pennsylvania’s laws into line with those of 43 other states and remove barriers that disadvantage Pennsylvania-based manufacturers.
Mark Paup, President and CEO of CASE, said: “Over the past few years, Case has grown its business using new technologies to deliver an ever-expanding menu of new products. So naturally, the idea of adding automatic knives to our portfolio interests us. At the same time, such a change would allow residents of Pennsylvania to carry an automatic knife, as citizens of many other states in the United States have been doing for decades. As a corporate supporter of AKTI, Case would like to recognize their hard work in defending this issue, as well as Causer’s representative for advancing this legislation. “
Pennsylvania law prohibits the ownership, possession, manufacture, and sale of automatic knives, tools commonly used in agriculture, trades, and outdoor enthusiasts such as fishermen and hunters. HB 1929 removes these restrictions and will allow knife makers to make the knives and retailers to sell the knives as is common in other states.
“Knife law changes in Pennsylvania have been a priority for the American Knife & Tool Institute since 2013,” said CJ Buck, AKTI Legislative Chairman and Buck Knives CEO. “We sincerely thank Representative Causer and all of the co-sponsors for their efforts to provide relief to both individuals and knife companies. Similar legislation has enjoyed wide bipartisan support in other states across the country and has been enacted by Republican and Democratic governors. We look forward to working with the Pennsylvania legislature to make this bill law. ”
“My bill will repeal an archaic provision of our law and bring it in line with almost every other state in the country by allowing the manufacture, sale, use and possession of automatic knives,” Causer said. “It’s a common sense solution that will be good for Pennsylvania knife owners and good for Pennsylvania knife makers like WR Case & Sons.”
The knife laws of all fifty states and DC can be found on the AKTI website www.AKTI.org, along with in-depth articles on understanding knife laws and court decisions.
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