AKTI Announces Introduction of Vermont Legislation to Repeal Automatic Knife Prohibition

American Knife & Tool Institute Announces Introduction of Vermont Legislation to Repeal Automatic Knife Prohibition

Legislation Would Eliminate the Current Prohibition on the Possession and Sale of Automatic Knives

Cody, WY – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) today applauded the introduction of H 124, which would repeal Vermont’s prohibition on the possession and sale of automatic knives in the state. The bill, sponsored by Representative Pat Brennan, R-Chittenden 7-2, will repeal the burdensome state laws that impede on the rights of law abiding citizens of Vermont.

“I’m proud to work with the American Knife and Tool Institute to ensure that Vermont’s laws allow law-abiding knife owners to carry and use theirs knives and tools the way they need to,” said Representative Brennan. “The current restrictions on automatic knives are antiquated and too burdensome on Vermonters. I’m proud to introduce H 124, which will repeal this unnecessary law and ensure that anyone who carries or uses a knife in their daily life for lawful purposes will be protected.”

“We commend Representative Brennan for introducing this bill,” said CJ Buck, President of AKTI, “and are calling on the Vermont legislature to take swift action in passing this bill. This legislation is in keeping with the ways in which Vermonters use their knives for legal occupational and recreational activities, and will ensure that all law abiding Vermonters have the right to carry the knife of their choosing.”

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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, and a broad section of the knife community, AKTI has been the reasonable and responsible voice of the knife community since 1998. AKTI’s mission is to ensure that Americans will always be able to make, buy, sell, own, carry and use knives and edged tools. To learn more, please visit