Contact Customs NOW - Save one-handers!

Discussion in 'American Knife & Tool Institute' started by AKTICommunication, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. AKTICommunication


    Mar 7, 2008
    URGENT NEWS - We need your help! Your folding knives are in jeopardy. So are you !

    AKTI opposes U.S. Customs' May 21 attempt to revoke the permission granted earlier to import assisted-opening knives. They propose to re-classify assisted-opening knives as switchblades. AKTI fears that their broad new language will redefine all one-hand-opening knives as switchblades. If U.S. Customs succeeds, they will effectively ban all folding knives from interstate commerce. Individuals who cross state lines into states where switchblades are banned will be subject to arrest and prosecution.

    AKTI's request for an extension to respond to the proposed ruling has been denied today (June 10). We need you to register your opposition today. Your comments must be received by U.S. Customs via snailmail (emails not permitted) by June 21st (that's a Sunday so plan on getting your response to them by June 20 or earlier).

    This is not someone else's problem. This is huge. U.S. Customs is serious. Help us to help you! Go to now and get more information, including reading the entire proposal (focus on Schedule E, which is the first of several revocation letters in the long document). We've also created model letters, Knife User Data sheets, and AKTI Talking Points so you can write a clear, rational letter that reflects your concerns as either an individual or business owner.

    Thank you!

    David D. Kowalski
    AKTI Communications Coordinator
  2. Hi David, I received your email and have my Letter to Customs written, will mail tomorrow.

    Thanks for keeping us updated.
  3. joe-bob


    Sep 9, 2007
    What about the bill on the Governor's desk in Texas? Seems to me like this would be an important step against the Customs agancy.
  4. brooksknives


    Jul 4, 2001
    what biil is this
  5. joe-bob


    Sep 9, 2007
    I don't have a link, but it's a bill that is on the governor's desk that says one-hand openers and assisted opening knives are not switchblades.
  6. brooksknives


    Jul 4, 2001
    thanks joe

    i will do some cheaking into it

    lee brooks
  7. TJT

    TJT Boker USA Moderator Moderator

    Nov 11, 2004
    We have sent our letters.
    Hopefully all of us here will.
  8. TheWarrior


    Jul 2, 2008
    I came here to post this myself....

    Good job. I sent my letters. Despicable, absolutely despicable...
  9. TDCG23


    Jan 26, 2006
    This should be a sticky. If customs passes this, there will be LITTLE use for a site called the Blade Forums!!!
  10. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Letters and emails all sent.
    Emails sent to everyone i know.

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