How did you find out about AKTI?

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For those of you who are AKTI members...

How did you find out about AKTI and what prompted you to join?

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Found out about AKTI right here at BF. Why did I join? I've seen what's been happening to our precious firearms rights, and don't want the same thing to happen to our knives.

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Found out from this forums as well as BM's forum. I felt it was time to do something to help preserve my wonderful past time. -AR

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I'm not a member, but I do know of the organiztion from here and the Spyderco brochure when I bought my Delica. I am going to join once I have some more money from my summer job.

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...read about AKTI in last year's issues of Tactical Knives from Steven Dick's editorials.
 
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Knew about it from a bunch of conversations with Les DeAsis, starting in '96, and attending a few pre-organization meetings at knife shows and putting in my two cents.



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I found out about the organization through Tactical Knives as well. I joined using one of the leaflets in a BM box. This is my whacky opinion of course, but I think it's everybody's personal responsibility to affect change when it comes to things important to them. When's Spyderco doing the televison ads?

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CJ Buck

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In 1995 started working with CA state legislature to amend switchblade laws to guard one-handed knives from assumed inclusion. It was time consuming and very expensive. I also learned that in political situations, names you can drop help you a lot. I represented the "industry" instead of just buck knives. It would have been helpful to have AKTI with a strong membership and some grassroots support. It will be critical when dealing with states that do not have resident knife industry.

I am hoping to pick up insights from moderating to guide AKTI efforts into the future. All the regents will be checking periodically.

Keep the input coming.
 
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Before there was an AKTI, Mr. Buck, and others, worked very hard to change California laws (that's where I live). I saw articles in magazines and on the web about their work. I thought at the time about how to contact them about sending something(ie money) to help the fight and to build morale,but only found vague information.

About then I started reading about AKTI. I think first in BLADE. Then in TACTICAL KNIVES. However, it seemed to be an "industry only" organization.

Finally, some months later, it was open to all!!! I joined as soon as I knew.
(Although, 189 others beat me
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I personally want to thank Mr. Buck, and all those involved.
Regards,
Gester


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CJ Buck

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Gester,

Thanks for the kind words. It was a combined effort from a lot of people we did get some financial support from the industry.

Testifying in the committee hearings was a terrific learning experience for me. We are up against emotional arguments (vs. rational discussion) and the "what's in it for me" mentality of politics.

Welcome into the fray.
 
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I first heard about AKTI in Tactical Knives Magazine, then joined through a Spyderco insert. What a great idea by Spyderco, always leading the way!
 

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Kingknives - all of the regents put the inserts in their knife boxes, not just Spyderco.

Although we did not get the response that we'd hoped for. (more than a million inserts). Any aditional thought on how to "spread the word" would be appreciated.
sal
 
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I found out from an earlier issue of Knives Illustrated (August or Sept. 98) not quite sure. There was a small add or article telling about the upcoming of AKTI. Wasn't quite started up at that point and I quickly inquired on if individual memberships were available. At that point they were not. Soon after that I was notified that individual memberships would become available and I jumped on it!

I joined last fall of 98.

Mark
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Found out about it here when you said their forum would be opening soon. Was waiting for someone to say what "AKTI" meant without exposing my ignorance.
 
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